PhishTank - Fight against phishing

PhishTank is an anti-phishing site and free community site where anyone can submit, verify, track and share phishing data. PhishTank was launched in October 2006 by entrepreneur David Ulevitch as an offshoot of OpenDNS. The company offers a community-based phish verification system where users submit suspected phishes and other users "vote" if it is a phish or not. PhishTank is used by Opera, WOT, Yahoo! Mail, Mcafee, APWG, CMU, ST Benard, Mozilla, Kaspersky, Firetrust, Officer Blue, Finra, Message Level, SURBL, Career Builder, Site Truth, Avira, C-SIRT and by PhishTank SiteChecker.

PhishTank data is provided gratis for download or for access via an API call but only under an extremely limited, restrictive license as described below.

What is phishing?

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through email, to steal your personal information. The best way to protect yourself from phishing is to learn how to recognize a phish. Phishing emails usually appear to come from a well-known organization and ask for your personal information — such as credit card number, social security number, account number or password. Often times phishing attempts appear to come from sites, services and companies with which you do not even have an account.


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