Security Wars: China Establishes Alliance To Fight Phishing Websites

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Formed by Chinese banks, securities institutions, e-commerce websites and domain name management and service organizations, the China Anti-phishing Website Alliance has been founded to fight phishing websites through better management of domain names and domain name servers.

Phishing is a criminal activity whereby a thief tries to imitate the urls, pages and contents of real websites to insert some dangerous HTML code to steal private information such as the bank account numbers, credit card numbers, or passwords from the users. In recent years, phishing websites have become global threats which seriously affect the development of online financial services, harm e-commerce, and warp people's confidence in the safety of the Internet. According to network safety experts, it is a popular method for phishing websites to imitate the domain names of real w...

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