How To Identify Fake Websites

Article by Junior Security Analyst, Rahima Malik. Fake websites are everywhere. Over the last few years, Webshrinker has scanned millions of sites, and the rate of deceptive sites has been steadily increasing. Just this last year, we've found dog breeder scams and deceptive coronavirus sites. Our AI is able to identify these deceptive sites because...

Scam Websites: Uncovering Hundreds of Scam Dog Breeder Domains

This article was written by Adam Spotton, Head of Data Science. Usually when we talk about malicious sites that Webshrinker finds, we're referring to sites that deploy some sort of malware or phishing attack. These are sites designed to capture login information that can be used for nefarious purposes. But some malicious sites are looking...

Webshrinker Domain Categorization: How It Works

The beginning of Webshrinker Before we get into how domain categorization works, let’s take you back to the beginning. In 2012, Adam Spotton started a screenshot-as-a-service company that would eventually become Webshrinker. It would automatically take screenshots of websites, as opposed to doing this manually, that could then be used for educational resources. Domain categorization…

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