Title: The detection of phishing attempts in communications systems

Authors: T. Kalaichelvi; Sulakshana B. Mane; K.M. Dhanalakshmi; S. Narasimha Prasad

Addresses: AI&DS, Panimalar Engineering College, Chennai, India ' Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai, India ' S.A. Engineering College, Chennai-77, India ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Dhanalakshmi College of Engineering, Chennai, India

Abstract: Phishing is a very effective form of cybercrime that enables offenders to deceive victims and steal important data. Phishing is now one of the most prevalent types of online fraud behaviour. Phishing attacks may cause their victims to suffer significant losses, including the loss of confidential information, identity theft, businesses, and state secrets. We suggest a threat modelling technique in this research to detect and reduce the cyber-threats that might lead to phishing assaults. To uncover all possible dangers that might result in a phishing attack, the proposed study applies the STRIDE threat design methodology to both use scenarios. The studies' findings demonstrate the approach's great effectiveness in identifying phishing URLs, with an accuracy rate of 96.3%, a false-positive rate of 17.2%, and a false-negative rate of 23.7%. Various methods related to phishing and the taxonomy of phishing are analysed.

Keywords: social engineering; cell phone phishing; phishing attack media; phishing assaults; attack stages; phishing method.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2023.133192

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2023 Vol.15 No.5, pp.541 - 553

Received: 16 Jul 2022
Accepted: 05 Oct 2022

Published online: 01 Sep 2023 *

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