Published On: Wed, Jul 16th, 2014

Kaspersky Lab releases new phishing wildcards data

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab has released the data about the new phishing wildcards that make way to the company’s anti-phishing database every month. As per the details, in 2013 there were 96,609 new phishing wild cards every month but this count has risen severely in 2014. This year an increase of 17.5% is witnessed, which means up to 113,500 attack every month.

Nadezhda Demidova, Content Analyst at Kaspersky Lab feels, “Phishing is a fairly simple way of tricking Internet users into handing over their personal and financial information. The attackers create new phishing links every minute and now phishing sites typically operate for just a few hours. This strategy is intended to make it impossible for their site to earn a bad reputation and take its place in the anti-phishing databases established by security companies. This in turn changes the rules of the game for developing anti-phishing products:  now we must carefully monitor the relevance of the phishing wildcards stored in the database. We are working with ‘perishable’ malware so a quick reaction to every update is critical.”

Kaspersky Lab is introducing security solutions for phishing attacks for home and business users. In order to find out about the phishing attacks this anti-phishing technology from Kaspersky Lab combines of several layers and a database of phishing wildcards on the endpoint, a constantly updated database in the cloud, and heuristic analysis. There are more than 200 tests which reliably indicate whether it is a phishing site or not. This helps users to avoid these scams and protect their digital identity.

Furthermore, the Kaspersky Lab has given some precautionary measures which can help you to avoid phishing attacks. Avoid clicking on the links that you find suspicious. Moreover, check whether the site is using a secure connection or not. Apart from this one should also avoid entering their private and important data while using public WiFi. Lastly, it is always good to use anti-phishing security solution.

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Kaspersky Lab releases new phishing wildcards data