In this three-part blog series, we’ll discuss original research presented by Cyveillance phishing experts at this week’s Anti-Phishing Working Group’s eCrime Symposium in Barcelona.
As hard as cyber criminals try to hide their tactics, Cyveillance is able to learn a lot about these criminals’ behavior in aggregate in the course of providing our anti-phishing services. Yesterday we shared insights from our examination of phishing attacks that use shortened links to trick victims.
Today we delve deeper into data provided by Google’s URL Shortener API. Cyveillance submitted approximately ‘s worth of goo.gl links that deliver visitors to phishing attacks to the URL Shortener API. This API tells us details like where visitors come from, what type of computers they tend to use, and more.