NameCheap named top phishing site hosting pick by NCSC

Victoria D. Doty

Area registrar NameCheap was topped the most preferred host of Uk authorities-themed phishing web pages in the course of 2020 soon after the Nationwide Cyber Stability Centre (NCSC) documented it hosted about 60{394cb916d3e8c50723a7ff83328825b5c7d74cb046532de54bc18278d633572f} of such illicit web pages very last year.

The NCSC report also identified that not only did NameCheap host a 28.8{394cb916d3e8c50723a7ff83328825b5c7d74cb046532de54bc18278d633572f} share of known Uk authorities-themed phishing web pages, it also took an ordinary of 47 several hours to disable gov.Uk-themed phishing web pages as well.

NameCheap’s takedown time was just one of the major reasons why the organization was an interesting proposition to host phishing, with the NCSC predicting that this may perhaps have been the cause powering the increase in month to month hosted campaigns that adopted for Uk authorities-themed phishing.

TechRadar Pro attained out to NameCheap for a comment but the organization did not reply. 

Prevalent phishing

Area registrar and world-wide-web hosting business GoDaddy was correct powering NameCheap as it reportedly hosted a 15.7{394cb916d3e8c50723a7ff83328825b5c7d74cb046532de54bc18278d633572f} share of Uk authorities styled phishing web pages and took an ordinary of 29 several hours to take out these phishing web pages.

The top rated most qualified manufacturers of Uk authorities-themed phishing attacks were being HMRC with 22,148 URL attacks in 2020 and generic gov.british isles that noticed about sixteen,000 URL attacks in the identical year.

In 2020, there were being 122 phishing campaigns which made use of NHS branding, and by December 2020, the NCSC mentioned it noticed the to start with campaign that made use of the COVID-19 NHS vaccine rollout as the entice.

In conditions of development although, the NCSC identified that seven hundred,595 campaigns (1,448,214 URLs) were being taken down in 2020, which is a fifteen-fold enhance in campaign takedowns on the figure for 2019 (forty five,603 campaigns and 192,256 URLs). 

In 2020, the NCSC boasted the elimination of eleven,286 Uk authorities phishing campaigns, a full of 59,435 URLs. These attacks were being hosted all about the entire world and the median availability of these attacks was 21 several hours, with 52{394cb916d3e8c50723a7ff83328825b5c7d74cb046532de54bc18278d633572f} taken down in just 24 several hours of discovery.

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