Today we are pleased to announce a welcome enhancement to the Website Category API which boosts our deceptive and phishing site detection!
The initial “deceptive” category was released back in March of 2018 and is actively being used to protect users from zero-day phishing attacks. This latest update adds a new layer of protection against threats which pretend to be well-known legitimate sites. Here are two good examples of phishing sites that are pretending to be official Microsoft resources:
If you are using the Category API or our self-hosted category database service, no changes are needed on your part to begin taking advantage of these new features as it is already active.
Happy (and safe) categorizing!
If you’re looking for advice on domain data integration, check out our whitepaper.
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