New Organization Formed to Tackle Malicious Activity Including Phishing and Trojans That Steal Information

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Mal-Aware.org webblog launch dedicated to malicious activity awareness & response. Sponsors include Secure Science Corp, a company focused on Tracking Phishers.

This organization focuses on Malicious Activity Awareness and Response, specifically in regards to criminal activity on computers such as phishing, fraud, and malicious software (malware) with the intent of information theft. Their mission is to utilize common sense, research and development, technical savvy, information sharing, and law enforcement to assist in intelligence gathering of these activities, and to respond appropriately and accordingly to the problem at hand. Members of this organization include, but are not limited to; security researchers, reverse code engineers, law enforcement officials, computer scientists, and people armed with common sense that have something good to offer. Registration gives you access to bonus articles, story submissions and repository information.

Mal-Aware.org's Charter on Phishing is as follows:

Real-time risk-mitigation is the key to prevention and detection of phishing attacks. Instead of the typical takedowns that are employed, the goal in regards to the Malicious Activity Awareness & Response organization is to assist in investigations that lead to stolen data recovery and apprehension of phishing groups. With the use of technical savvy, well-connected information sharing networks, and law enforcement organizations around the world, this goal is not unreasonable.

Mal-Aware.org's Charter on Malware is as follows:

Turning the tables on malware will be difficult, but does not have to be a cat and mouse game. The AV industry has become a tired band-aid that has no real effect against malware that has clandestine intent. Intelligence gathering, network monitoring, reverse code engineering and awareness are the key to mitigating the risks of malware. With these components, one can recover stolen data, identify malware authors, and assist with their apprehension.

Membership to this organization is free, simply register at http://www.mal-aware.org website.

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