The Company announced that it has become a member of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), www.apwg.com, a well-recognized industry association focused on eliminating identity theft and fraud that result from the growing problem of phishing and email spoofing. Along with leadership level members that include Microsoft, Yahoo!, eBay and WebSense, the organization provides a forum to discuss phishing issues and evaluations of potential technology solutions, and access to a centralized repository of phishing attacks.
“With over five million active users in our patent pending Collaborative Internet Security Network, or the earlyNETWORK, CyberDefender is committed to aggressively combating cyber crime, as such, we are pleased to join the APWG’s alliance of international high-tech industry leaders,” said CyberDefender VP of Engineering and Threat Research, Brian Yoder. “Collecting a broad set of threat data from many sources will further maximize the threat protection that CyberDefender identifies using our proprietary web crawling system, CyberHunter, and we believe this further enables us to offer our subscribers the absolute best possible solution on the market today.”
Further validating its commitment to fighting cyber crime, CyberDefender also announced that it recently became a sponsor of StaySafeOnline.org, the National Cyber Security Alliance’s (NCSA) project whose mission is to empower and support digital citizens to use the Internet securely and safely, protecting themselves and the cyber infrastructure.
In addition, CyberDefender is now an affiliate of PhishTank, a collaborative clearinghouse for data and information about phishing on the Internet. PhishTank also provides an open API for developers and researchers to integrate anti-phishing data into their applications.
“The threat of Internet fraud and scams on consumers is everywhere, in fact in the first half of 2009 alone, rogue anti-malware programs grew 585 percent and the number of unique phishing websites has doubled. It is more important now than ever before that the major players in our industry cooperate, share information and innovate jointly to work toward our common goal of solving this problem. We will continue to seek out every quality resource available to us to ensure our software continues to be state-of-the-art, easy-to-use and gives consumers real tools with which to fight cyber crime,” concluded Yoder.
About CyberDefender Corporation
CyberDefender Corporation is a leading provider of Internet security technology, specializing in state-of-the-art early detection and aggressive defenses against Internet security attacks. CyberDefender uses a patent pending secure peer-to-peer collaborative threat protection network, called the earlyNETWORK, to combat spyware, viruses and identity theft. Products employing the company’s earlyNETWORK technology include CyberDefender Early Detection Center and MyIdentityDefender. CyberDefender also offers PC optimization utilities and Live Premium Technical Support services. CyberDefender products are fully compatible with Microsoft's Vista Operating system and are available at http://www.cyberdefender.com. To date, more than 15 million consumers have used CyberDefender products. CyberDefender is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.