Extensions to the IODEF-Document Class for Reporting Phishing (RFC5901)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Jul-21
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
P. Cain: AUTHOR [+2]
Deception activities, such as receiving an email purportedly from a bank requesting you to confirm your account information, are an expanding attack type on the Internet. The terms "phishing" and "fraud" are used interchangeably in this document to characterize broadly-launched social engineering attacks in which an electronic identity is misrepresented in an attempt to trick individuals into revealing their personal credentials (e.g., passwords, account numbers, personal information, ATM PINs, etc.). A successful phishing attack on an individual allows the phisher (i.e., the attacker) to exploit the individual's credentials for financial or other gain. Phishing attacks have morphed from directed email messages from alleged financial institutions to more sophisticated lures that may also include malware.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) P. Cain Request for Comments: 5901 The Cooper-Cain Group, Inc. Category: Standards Track D. Jevans ISSN: 2070-1721 The Anti-Phishing Working Group July 2010
Extensions to the IODEF-Document Class for Reporting Phishing
This document extends the Incident Object Description Exchange Format (IODEF) defined in RFC 5070 to support the reporting of phishing events, which is a particular type of fraud. These extensions are flexible enough to support information gleaned from activities throughout the entire electronic fraud cycle -- from receipt of the phishing lure to the disablement of the collection site. Both simple reporting and complete forensic reporting are possible, as is consolidating multiple incidents.
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RFC 5901 IODEF Phishing Extensions July 2010
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ....................................................3
1.1. Why a Common Report Format Is Needed .......................3
1.2. Processing of Exchanged Data Not Defined ...................4
1.3. Relation to the INCH IO...