15 October 2020

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

Group-IB is one of the leading providers of solutions dedicated to detecting and preventing cyberattacks, identifying online fraud, investigation of high-tech crimes and intellectual property protection, headquartered in Singapore. The company’s threat intelligence and research centers are located in the Middle East (Dubai), the Asia-Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Amsterdam), and Russia (Moscow).

Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence & Attribution system has been named one of the best in class by Gartner, Forrester, and IDC. Group-IB’s Threat Hunting Framework (earlier known as TDS) intended for the proactive search and the protection against complex and previously unknown cyberthreats has been recognized as one of the leaders in Network Detection and Response by the leading European analyst agency KuppingerCole Analysts AG, while Group-IB itself has been recognized as a Product Leader and Innovation Leader. Gartner identified Group-IB as a Representative Vendor in Online Fraud Detection for its Fraud Hunting Platform. In addition, Group-IB was granted Frost & Sullivan’s Innovation Excellence award for its Digital Risk Protection (DRP), an Al-driven platform for identifying and mitigating digital risks and counteracting brand impersonation attacks with the company’s patented technologies at its core.

Group-IB’s technological leadership and R&D capabilities are built on the company’s 18 years of hands-on experience in cybercrime investigations worldwide and 70,000 hours of cybersecurity incident response accumulated in our leading forensic laboratory, high-tech crime investigations department, and round-the-clock CERT-GIB. Group-IB is a partner of Europol.

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.

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