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Website Phishing Data Set
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Neda Abdelhamid
Auckland Institute of Studies
nedah '@'

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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.

Attribute Information:

URL Anchor
Request URL
URL Length
Having ’@’
Sub Domain
Web traffic
Domain age

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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You can view all citations that used the paper that has applied this data, mentioned below
at [Web Link]

Citation Request:

Abdelhamid et al.,(2014a) Phishing Detection based Associative Classification Data Mining. Expert Systems With Applications (ESWA), 41 (2014) 5948–5959.

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