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Protection from credential loss through in-house phishing campaign profiling

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posted on 08.09.2022, 05:59 authored by Jeremy Koster

Phishing that leads to credential loss is a problem for organisations and individuals globally. High-profile data breaches regularly feature phishing and credential loss as major contributing factors. Previous research efforts have focussed on the identification of phishing emails and websites for all organisations. The focus of this study is to take datasets that are the product of one organisation’s in-house account protection efforts and determine if successful phishing campaigns can be profiled. Findings include common characteristics of high-risk phishing campaigns and the profiling of IP addresses that were involved in phishing and credential loss specific to the target organisation.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Background and literature review -- 3. Problem statement -- 4. Contributions -- 5. Methodology -- 6. Analysis and results -- 7. Future directions -- 8. Conclusion -- References -- Ethics approval


A thesis submitted to Macquarie University for the degree of Master of Research

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


Thesis MRes, Macquarie University, Department of Computing, 2020

Department, Centre or School

Department of Computing

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Dali Kaafar


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