Baidu Antivirus Was Invited to Participate in the Anti-Phishing Work Group's (APWG) Eighth Counter eCrime Operations Summit


   The Anti-Phishing Work Group's (APWG) Eighth Counter eCrime Operations Summit(CeCOS VIII) began on April 8, 2014 at the Miramar Hotel in Kowloon, Hong Kong.This summit took place over three days and formally concluded today.The APWG hosted this event in partnership with a local CeCOS sponsor -- the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC). This event presented the latest e-crime research from the perspectives of experts in the fields of cybercrime research, consumer and enterprise computer security, and Internet user interest protection.APWG members, experts in the field, and various partners were invited to participate in the Internet technology summit.As an APWG member,Baidu was invited to attend.


   APWG CeCOS VIII assessed the programs and resource development of the anti-cybercrime managers and forensic experts at public and private institutions.The speakers at the conference presented case studies drawn from attacks on the economies of nations and regions and successful international judicial cooperation.At the same time, the conference studied enterprises' anti-economic crime models and assessed the current methods of cybercrime and forensic technologies used to fight the crime.


The conference discussed many aspects of cybercrimes and countermeasures, primarily focusing on the following points:


l     Research concerning electronic forensic tools and technologies, investigation procedures, and the best evidence gathering,processing and defense solutions.

l     Research on the latest attack methods (including online phishing, malicious antivirus software, rogue software, domain grafting,crimeware, botnets, and engine attacks).

l     Assessment of attack risks and counter measure success rates.

l     Discussion of the implementation of technological countermeasures against spam email, voice mail and rank manipulation.

l     Various types of electronic and App fraud.

l     Anti-tracking and reconnaissance technology.

l     Prevention of system design traps, data mining, and forensic fraud.

l     Innovative user interfaces used in Internet fraud.

l     Detecting and preventing damage to important Internet infrastructure (e.g. DNS and SCADA).


   Fromthe above minutes of the meeting, it is clear that currently more and more malicious attacks are harming the security of the Internet. Among these,phishing attacks are among the most prevalent.As e-commerce has become more andmore popular, phishing sites have emerged as a result.The pie chart below details the distribution of malicious links to phishing sites by target site,as monitored by Baidu Antivirus.

   Among the targets of phishing sites, eBay and PayPal are the most popular.When users receive links to these phony sites or unrecognized domain names from strangers, they must exercise extreme caution.In addition, the antivirus software without comprehensive functions should beused with caution.We recommend users use antivirus software with anti-phishing features, such as the permanently free Baidu Antivirus software. This software's anti-phishing features are enabled by default and ensure every sitea user opens is secure and trust worthy. This ensures users' personal information and financial security.

   Currently,different regions throughout the world have held large conferences concerning the maintenance of online information security. From this, it is apparent that cyber crimes have already greatly harmed the security of the Internet and the fight against cybercrime is imperative.In order to better combat malicious attacks and protect the information and data security of persons and enterprises, Baidu Antivirus would like to remind everyone: Enhance your sense of online self-protection; use effective encryption methods and tools; the most secure and effective way is to use highly effective antivirus and defense software!