Phish Muzzle: This Fish Won't Bite
- Author(s): Rajput, Prashant Hari Narayan
- Advisor(s): Ostrovsky, Rafail
- et al.
Phishing as an attempt to obtain sensitive information from users using deceitful methods.
Email Phishing is done using email as the method of delivery for the attack and targeted
email phishing or Business Email Compromise (BEC) are more diﬃcult to detect as they
cannot be detected by regular spam ﬁlters. Diﬃculty of detection makes targeted email
phishing one of the hardest problem to solve. We present a new method to detect email spear
phishing attacks using a method that is less taxing on the machine resource as compared to
a spam ﬁlter which uses machine learning. We have implemented the scheme as a plugin to
outlook and report our performance and eﬀectiveness based on CSDMC2010 SPAM, Enron
and Spam Assassin dataset with a total of 25,834 spam emails and 41,320 ham emails.