Document Type : Primary Research paper
Research Scholar, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India.
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India.
In World Wide Web, cybercriminalsutilize the opportunities to hack the personal
information like username, password, account number and national insurance numbers
called Web phishing attack (WPA). WPA is performed viasending link to emails. Victims
receive email to update information. When link is clicked by victims, Web browser sends
phishing website that appears likeoriginal website.Phishing website is identifiedthrough
the characteristics such as URL and domain identity. The data mining techniquesis
employed to identifywebsite is phishing website or not. However, the WPAdetection
(WPAD) waschallenging task. Our main objective is to improve the WPAD performance
through studying the existing problems.