From: Phishspot
Published: Tue Apr 19 2005

Leading browser business Deepnet Technologies aims to turn conscientious web surfers into a task force of virtual vigilantes by launching Europe’s first forum for civilians keen to seek out rogue web sites and stamp out ID theft.

Launched today (Tuesday April 19, 2005) Deepnet’s new is Europe’s first virtual vault for rogue web sites. Surfers that come across suspicious sites will be able to register the web address at Once registered, phishspot will update its database of known phishing sites to instantly protect other surfers in the phishspot community from the dangers of being duped. Phishspot will also share the information it generates with law enforcement agencies in the Europe and the US.

Already tried and tested in Deepnet’s own Deepnet Explorer browser, the Phishspot database has taken nearly 6 months to compile and now contains over 10,000 known phishing sites targeting over 100 of the world’s most famous e-commerce businesses and banks. Ebay, Paypal and Citibank are currently ranked amongst the most common targets for phishers world wide. Barclays and Halifax currently top the cyber criminal’s list of UK based businesses to attack.

"Together we can combat the cyber criminal," says Deepnet’s Yurong Lin. "The phishspot database is already the most comprehensive list of fake web sites available anywhere, and with the help of the web’s most conscientious surfers we’d like to make sure we keep it that way.

"As our vigilante group grows we’ll be using the data we receive to make sure the phishspotting community keeps one step ahead of the cyber criminal at all times. As soon as new phishing sites are identified our anti phishing alert services will be updated to protect fellow phishspotters from the dangers of rogue sites."

Join the phishspotting community of virtual vigilantes at
Get anti-phishing protection free with the Deepnet Explorer browser at

Company: Phishspot
Contact Name: Ken Ross
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: +44 20 8566 1645

Visit website »