Group-IB enhances data exchange operations by joining Anti-Phishing Working Group

Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, has entered into a partnership with Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), an international coalition unifying the global response to cybercrime. As an APWG member, Group-IB represented by Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB) will now have access to the APWG eCrime Exchange (ECX), an online platform for sharing threat data, which will further enlarge the surface of the company’s telemetry and magnify the efficiency of its fight against phishing-related scams worldwide.

According to the data of CERT-GIB, the number of phishing website blockages increased by 71 percent in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the corresponding period a year earlier. The growth is largely attributable to the enhanced cooperation of CERT-GIB with multinational organizations whose main aim is data sharing for the purpose of containing cyber threats and fighting cybercrimes.

Adding APWG, one of the world’s largest and oldest anti-phishing alliances, on the list of its partners, Group-IB eyes to have a fuller picture of the global online threat landscape, sharing information on phishing URLs and emails as well as malicious IPs and domains within the organization, whose members include the world’s major cybersecurity vendors. As cybercriminals are known to use the same infrastructure to perform attacks on various brands, interchange of data considerably boosts the company’s capabilities in detecting and countering phishing attacks.

In addition to one of the world’s oldest and outstanding threat data repository, Group-IB will also benefit from the cooperation with community of experienced specialists whose expertise can facilitate the resolution of not only technical but also judicial problems associated with phishing blockage.

The data interchange is a crucial dimension of the global struggle toward a safer cyberspace to live in. Having partnered APWG, the largest organization that monitors and contains the growth of the so-called phishing population, Group-IB now has eyes literally everywhere, which means that Group-IB’s database and knowledge on cybercriminals’ infrastructures are now even broader.

Aleksandr Kalinin
Aleksandr Kalinin

Head of Group-IB’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-GIB)

APWG is excited to welcome Group-IB as a sponsoring member. This partnership helps expand APWG’s data and research into international markets. As a sponsoring member Group-IB will help APWG’s member network to protect end users and track cybercriminal activities globally.

Foy Shiver
Foy Shiver

APWG Deputy Secretary-General

About Group-IB

Group-IB, with its headquarters in Singapore, is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigating high-tech crimes, and protecting intellectual property. The company’s Threat Intelligence and Research Centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), and Europe (Amsterdam).

Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform is an ecosystem of solutions that understands each organization’s threat profile and tailors defenses against them in real-time from a single interface. The Unified Risk Platform provides complete coverage of the cyber response chain. Group-IB’s products and services consolidated in Group-IB’s Unified Risk Platform include Group-IB’s Threat IntelligenceManaged XDRDigital Risk ProtectionFraud ProtectionAttack Surface ManagementBusiness Email ProtectionAudit & ConsultingEducation & TrainingDigital Forensics & Incident ResponseManaged Detection & Response, and Cyber Investigations.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 19 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and more than 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading DFIR Laboratory, High-Tech Crime Investigations Department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB.

Group-IB is an active partner in global investigations led by international law enforcement organizations such as Europol and INTERPOL. Group-IB is also a member of the Europol European Cybercrime Centre’s (EC3) Advisory Group on Internet Security, which was created to foster closer cooperation between Europol and its leading non-law enforcement partners.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to protect its clients in cyberspace every day by creating and leveraging innovative solutions and services.

Group-IB’s experience in threat hunting and cyber intelligence has been fused into an ecosystem of highly sophisticated software and hardware solutions designed to monitor, identify, and prevent cyberattacks. Group-IB’s mission is to fight high-tech crime while protecting our clients in cyberspace and helping them achieve their goals. To do so, we analyze cyber threats, develop our infrastructure to monitor them, respond to incidents, investigate complex high-tech crimes, and design unique technologies, solutions, and services to counteract adversaries.