Richard Clayton and I have been tracking phishing sites for some time. Back in May, we reported on how quickly phishing websites are removed. Subsequently, we have also compared the performance of banks in removing websites and found evidence that ISPs and registrars are initially slow to remove malicious websites.
We have published our updated results at eCrime 2007, sponsored by the Anti-Phishing Working Group. The paper, ‘Examining the Impact of Website Take-down on Phishing’ (slides here), was selected for the ‘Best Paper Award’.
A high-level abridged description of this work also appeared in the September issue of Infosecurity Magazine.