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An approach for profiling phishing activities

A. Hamid, Isredza Rahmi and H. Abawajy, Jemal (2014) An approach for profiling phishing activities. Computers & Security. pp. 27-41. ISSN 0167-4048

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Phishing attacks continue unabated to plague Internet users and trick them into providing personal and confidential information to phishers. In this paper, an approach for email-born phishing detection based on profiling and clustering techniques is proposed. We formulate the profiling problem as a clustering problem using various features present in the phishing emails as feature vectors and generate profiles based on clustering predictions. These predictions are further utilized to generate complete profiles of the emails. We carried out extensive experimental analysis of the proposed approach in order to evaluate its effectiveness to various factors such as sensitivity to the type of data, number of data sizes and cluster sizes. We compared the performance of the proposed approach against the Modified Global Kmeans (MGKmeans) approach. The results show that the proposed approach is efficient as compared to the baseline approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cyber security;Information security;Network security ;Profiling;Phishing email; Clustering
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH9701-9745 Protection from burglary, sabotage, etc. Security in buildings
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Information Security
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2018 07:47
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2018 07:47
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9811
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