1:- INTRODUCTION,DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTION OF
2:- HISTORY AND CURRENT STATUS OF PHISHING
3:- PHISHING TECHNIQUES
4:- TYPES OF PHISHING
5:- DAMAGED CAUSED BY PHISHING AND ANTIPHISHING
6:- RECENT PHISHING ATTEMPTS,LEGAL RESPONSE AND
DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTION
• Phishing is an act of attempt to acquire information such as
usernames,passwords, and credit card details,etc of a person
or organization illegaly in an electronic communication.
• Phishing is committed so that the criminal may obtain
sensitive and valuable information about a consumer, usually
with the goal of fraud to obtain the customer bank and other
• Phishing are typically carried out by e-mail spoofing or instant
• In phishing the criminals creates a fake website whose looks
and feel are identical to the legitimate one, in which the
victims are told to enter their confidentioal details like
username,password or account details.
• Phishing technique was described in detail in the year 1987
and this technique was first used in the year 1995
• Phishing is mainly commited ,so that the criminal may obtain
sensitive & valuable information about the customer.
• Phishing makes high profit with less or small tecnological
Current status of Phishing
• • The APWG received 26,150 unique phishing reports.
• This total represents the second highest number of phishing
reports that the APWG has received in a single month.
• • The APWG detected 10,091 unique phishing websites
• • 148 separate corporate brands were “hijacked” (misused) in
phishing schemes (compared to 84 in August 2005v).
• • The financial sector was the most heavily targeted for
phishing schemes, constituting 92.6 percent of all phishing
• • The APWG found 2,303 unique websites that hosted
• • The United States was the country hosting the largest
percentage of phishing websites (27.7 percent, compared to
27.9 percent in August 2005), while Canada ranked ninth
among countries hosting such websites (2.2 percent,
compared to 2.21 percent in August 2005). China remains the
second most frequent host of phishing websites (14 percent,
compared to 12.15 percent in August 2005), and South Korea
the third most frequent host of such sites (9.59 percent,
compared to 9.6 percent in August 2005).
• A very recent and popular case of phishing is that the chinese
phishers are targeting GMAIL account of high ranked official of
united states,south korea government and military
information & chinese political activities.
IMPACT OF PHISHING
• The Impact of phishing are both domestical and international,
that are concern with the commercial and financial sectors.
• Direct Financial Loss. Phishing technique is mainly done to
make financial loss to a person or an organisation.In this and
consumers and businesses may lose from a few hundred
dollars to millions of dollars.
• • Erosion of Public Trust in the Internet. Phishing also
decreases the public’s trust in the Internet.
• A survey found that 9 out of 10 American adult Internet users
have made changes to their Internet habits because of the
threat of identity theft.
• The 30 percent say that they reduced their overall usage.
• The 25 percent say they have stopped shopping online, while
29 percent of those that still shop online say they have
decreased the frequency of their purchases.
• • Cross-Border Operations by Criminal Organizations.
• In this people sitting outside the country are performing
criminal activities by using the technique of phishing.
PREVENTION TO BE TAKEN
TO AVOID PHISHING
• 1. Prevention: What to Do
• Protect your computer with anti-virus software, spyware
filters, e-mail filters, and firewall programs, and make sure
that they are regularly updated.
• Ensure that your Internet browser is up to date and security
• Avoid responsing any unknown email or giving your financial
information to that mail.
• Unless the e-mail is digitally signed, it should also be fake.
• Phishers typically ask for information such as usernames,
passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc.
• Phisher e-mails are typically not personalized, while valid
messages from your bank or e-commerce company are
• • Always ensure that you're using a secure website when
submitting credit card or other sensitive information via your
• To make sure you're on a secure Web server, check the
beginning of the Web address in your browsers address bar - it
should be "https://" rather than just "http://."
• Regularly log into your online accounts. Don't leave them for
a long period of time.
• Regularly check your bank, credit and debit card statementsto
ensure that all transactions are legitimate.
• If anything is suspicious, contact your bank and all card
2. Prevention: What Not to Do
• • Don't assume that you can correctly identify a website
as legitimate by just looking at it.
• • Don’t use the links in an e-mail to get to any web page,
if you think that the message might not be authentic.
• log onto the website directly by typing in the Web
address in your browser.
• • Avoid filling out forms in e-mail messages that ask for
personal financial information.
• You should only communicate information such as credit card
numbers or account information via a secure website or the
Case - fraud done by Mumbai mafia in IT city
• The cyber crime police of Bangalore,after a two year
investigation have proved thatr the Mumbai mafia is phishing
the it city
• In this they have arrested three persons in connection in with
3 different incident.
• A cid official of SP’s rank said that this is a dangerous trend.
The cyber crime police station (CCPS) registered around
100 such phishing cases in 2009,but it’s difficult for
them to trace every case as they use benami bank
account to do all this.
In this the cyber crime police had arrested 3 person ,all
from Mumbai who are connected with this case.
• The police said that all the arrested person are graduate
and have a good knowledge in computer
• The cyber crime police had arrested one abdul khan from
• The arrested person had transferred rs 1 lakh (rs 50000 in
twice) from the icici account of one it professional abhishek
malvia anative of itarsi , Madhya Pradesh.
• Phishing is a form of criminal conduct that poses increasing
threats to consumers, financial institutions, and commercial
enterprises in Canada, the United States, and other countries.
Because phishing shows no sign of abating, and indeed is likely
to continue in newer and more sophisticated forms, law
enforcement, other government agencies, and the private
sector in both countries will need to cooperate more closely
than ever in their efforts to combat phishing, through
improved public education, prevention, authentication, and
binational and national enforcement efforts.