APWG: Anti-Phishing Working Group

About our SID activities

We are awaiting an update on this SID Supporter's plans for Safer Internet Day 2022. In the meantime, please see information on its previous SID celebrations below, or contact the organisation direct using the links to the right...
Global counter-cybercrime association APWG operates cybercrime event data exchanges that deliver upwards of 100 million report records per day for its members, correspondents and researchers worldwide.
The APWG's URL Block List (UBL) was erected in 2003 during the early-days onslaught of phishing attacks, and placed in the service of stakeholders who needed to exchange event data contemporaneous to the cybercrimes themselves, the very first of a series of cybercrime data exchange/routing utilities that APWG's members would demand.
The APWG eCrime ExchangeTM, available to national, public-agency computer emergency response teams (CERT), is a clearance mechanism for usually non-correspondent stakeholders to exchange data related to electronic crime events to inform security routines and forensic applications. On it is a growing number of data sets contributed and fortified by APWG members and correspondents:
  • APWG UBL data exchange sends reports of phishing URLs to counter-cybercrime stakeholders worldwide.
  • APWG MAL_IP data exchange sends reports of IP addresses reportedly related to financial crimes to counter-cybercrime stakeholders worldwide. 
  • APWG Accredited Reporter program credentialises stakeholders worldwide to directly report cybercrimes into APWG clearinghouses at a high level of confidence, enhancing usability for all.
More than 1,800 institutions from almost every nation on earth have joined the APWG since foundation and hundreds and hundreds of organisations and enterprises contribute actively to APWG's cybercrime event clearinghouses, creating a global resource for programmatic suppression of cybercrime by limiting the efficacy of predictable attacks.

What we are doing to support the SID slogan of "Together for a better internet"…

The APWG is dedicated to the unification of the global response to cybercrime. Its data clearinghouses, used by responders and fraud managers across the globe allows stakeholders to organise as a larger entity. In that, APWG provides data and works to both mobilise data relevant to stakeholders and to identify regulatory and legal impediments to the programmatic, routine exchange of cybercrime machine event data.

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APWG is the global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to cyber crime through development of data resources, data standards and model response systems and protocols for private and public sectors.

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