Digital Envoy (www.digitalenvoy.net),
a provider of IP Intelligence solutions, today announced that it has
become a Corporate Sponsor of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG),
an industry association focused on eliminating identity theft and fraud
related to email scams known as phishing.
According to the
APWG, there were more than 9,000 unique phishing emails in December,
representing an average month-over-month growth rate of 38 percent
since July 2004. And, not only are the number of attacks on the rise,
but they are also becoming more sophisticated, malicious and
opportunistic, putting consumers and businesses at even greater risk.
Anti-Phishing Working Group is proud and honored to have Digital Envoy
as a new sponsoring member,” said Peter Cassidy, secretary general of
the Anti-Phishing Working Group.
“As these online scammers
continue to become increasingly more sophisticated, it’s imperative
that companies pool their resources to combat this global problem and
eliminate the anonymity the Internet affords these cyber thieves,” said
Bill Calpin, president and CEO of Digital Envoy.
has leveraged its patented IP Intelligence technology – which
non-invasively collects information about an IP address such as
location, domain name and ISP – to address the growing need for a first
line of defense in the fight against online identity fraud.
Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is an industry association focused
on eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the
growing problem of phishing and email spoofing.
open to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs, the
law enforcement community, and solutions providers. There are currently
over 706 member organizations participating in the APWG and more than
The Web site of the APWG is www.antiphishing.org.
It serves as a public and industry resource for information about the
problem of phishing and email fraud, including identification and
promotion of pragmatic technical solutions that can provide immediate
protection and benefits against phishing attacks.