CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the opening of the Symantec Phish Report Network to consumers worldwide. As one of the world's leading antifraud communities, the Symantec Phish Report Network, launched in May 2006, allows member companies to contribute and receive fraudulent Web site addresses that they can use in their antiphishing solutions to help protect users from online fraud. Consumer input further helps the Symantec Phish Report Network's fight against online fraud and will aid in preventing other computers users from becoming victims. Consumers can visit http://www.phishreport.net/consumers.html to contribute.
Symantec also welcomes the newest member of the network, the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) - a coalition of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from the public and private sectors. The NCFTA provides information and technical analysis of cyber incidents in a neutral, collaborative environment where critical information can be shared discreetly. The phishing URLs that Symantec's researchers analyze is provided to the NCFTA's SMEs who work to identify where the phishing e-mails originated. Upon analysis of the phishing URL's origination, the information is provided to law enforcement, aiding in the effort to track down and stop cybercriminals from perpetrating further phishing attacks.
"Online fraud, which is often carried out through phishing attacks, is a growing problem that affects consumers and their trust in the Internet," said Gary Stoops, vice president, National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. "Our goal is to identify the most significant threats and work with SME's from industry, academia, and law enforcement to devise solutions to effectively detect and combat those threats. With our involvement in the Symantec Phish Report Network, consumers can feel confident that the data they contribute will help law enforcement strengthen its fight against online fraud."
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