Website Phishing

Donated on 11/1/2016

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Subject Area

Computer Science

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Dataset Information

Additional Information

The phishing problem is considered a vital issue in “.COM” industry especially e-banking and e-commerce taking the number of online transactions involving payments. We have identified different features related to legitimate and phishy websites and collected 1353 different websites from difference sources.Phishing websites were collected from Phishtank data archive (, which is a free community site where users can submit, verify, track and share phishing data. The legitimate websites were collected from Yahoo and starting point directories using a web script developed in PHP. The PHP script was plugged with a browser and we collected 548 legitimate websites out of 1353 websites. There is 702 phishing URLs, and 103 suspicious URLs. When a website is considered SUSPICIOUS that means it can be either phishy or legitimate, meaning the website held some legit and phishy features.

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Variable Information

URL Anchor Request URL SFH URL Length Having ’@’ Prefix/Suffix IP Sub Domain Web traffic Domain age Class collected features hold the categorical values , “Legitimate”, ”Suspicious” and “Phishy”, these values have been replaced with numerical values 1,0 and -1 respectively. details of each feature are mentioned in the research paper mentioned below


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Neda Abdelhamid


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