.CN’s Tightened Registration Policy Sends Phishers To Other Extensions

Posted July 11th, 2011

As reported by DomainNews.com: “The tightening of registration policies for .CN domain names by CNNIC has seen a rapid decline in the number of phishers using .CN domain names and an increase in the use of other top level domains and services, and in particular the CO.CC sub-domain and .TK country code TLD.

In a report from the Anti Phishing Working Group titled Global Phishing Survey 2H2010: Trends and Domain Name Use, the APWG found that millions of phishing URLs were reported in 2H2010, but the number of unique phishing attacks and domain names used to host them was much smaller.”

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