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APWG suggests e-crime reporting system




APWG suggests e-crime reporting system
APWG suggests e-crime reporting system



http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=112534 

By Jeremy Kirk
IDG News Service
11 March 2009

A group dedicated to fighting phishing scams has developed a way for 
police and other organisations to report e-crimes in a common data 
format readable by a web browser or other application.

The challenge facing law enforcement and security organisations is a 
lack of a coherent reporting system, said Peter Cassidy, secretary 
general of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), a consortium that 
tracks Internet fraud and scams.

Until now, there was no standard way to file an e-crime report. That 
makes it hard to coordinate the vast amount of data that is collected on 
cybercrime, Cassidy said.

APWG decided to develop a terminal file format for e-crime incidents. 
APWG wanted reports to have unambiguous time stamps, support for 
different languages, support for attaching malware and the ability to 
classify the kind of fraud and the company brand that was being 
attacked, Cassidy said.

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