New e-crime reporting tool being developed

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) hasdeveloped a way for police and other organizations to report e-crimes in a common data format readable by a Web browser or other application, according to a report by Jeremy Kirk [CIO.com].

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) hasdeveloped a way for police and other organizations to report e-crimes in a common data format readable by a Web browser or other application, according to a report by Jeremy Kirk [CIO.com].

Peter Cassidy, secretary general of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), explains:

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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