Phishing URLs skyrocket: Cybercrooks try to overwhelm browser blacklists by multiplying malicious addresses

The Anti-Phishing Working Group says the number of phishing domains nearly tripled from March to April “as cybercriminals returned to a late-2006 tactic designed to do an end run around browser-based antiphishing filters. In one month, the number of unique sites soared 166%, from 20,871 in March to 55,643 in April” reports Computer World. The article notes “Phishers using the tactic don’t register any more domains than usual but simply craft unique URLs by randomizing the subdomain to create new addresses.”

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