11 Jan Netcraft
Netcraft has developed a service for companies to track occurrences of their names, brands, trademarks and slogans on the Internet. The service identifies sites which may be trying to perpetuate fraud, conduct phishing attacks, attempt identity theft by impersonation, or are fraudulently implying a non-existent relationship with the company.
Once a phishing site has been detected, Netcraft responds with a set of actions which will significantly limit access to the site immediately, and will ultimately cause the fraudulent content to be eliminated. Netcraft enjoys excellent relations with the hosting community, and many of the worldÂ’s largest hosting companies and domain registrars are Netcraft’s customers. Netcraft can exercise its existing relationships with these companies to provide a swift and smooth response to the detection of the site. If the hosting company is reputable, this may be sufficient to ensure a prompt end to the fraudulent activity. The takedown process is easy to follow for clients, who can track progress by web, electronic mail or RSS feed. The availability of the phishing site is monitored and graphed and new attacks are notified via mail, SMS and optionally SMS-to-voice.
Netcraft Phishing Site Takedown and Countermeasures