Phishing domain has been tagged as a malicious domain which is hosting content in order to phish unaware internet users. The domain should be considered dangerous and communication towards that domain should be flagged as malicious.

If you see someone sharing, then do not hesitate to inform them that they are sharing a phishing site. If you do not know the user, and you are sure that it is being done on purpose, it is wise to take a screenshot, so you can use it as evidence – once you have taken the screenshot, you can “block” the user in order to avoid future messages.

Malicious behavior which is often seen on phishing sites;

  • Fake forms which request personal information.
  • Affiliate surveys which generate an online revenue for the cybercriminals/scammers.
  • Download buttons which download malicious/adware applications or plugins.



If you have left information on the phishing domain

The chance is there that you are reading this because you have left information on the phishing site – if that is the case, we strongly recommend you to take action in order to minimize the damage which can be done by the phished data.

Inform the police

If you have left personal information which you do not want to see online, inform the police agency in your environment about the fact that you think that you have been phished. They will instruct you on which steps you need to take.

Affiliate programs

The second step is to make sure that you did not sign-up for any affiliate programs which demand a payment each week/day or per message. If that is the case, you need to search up the phone number on Google and make sure that you find instructions on how to disable the affiliate program.

You can also call up your phone provider to inform them that you have signed up for an affiliate program via a phishing page, if they care, they should continue to help you in order to disable that affiliate  program.

Your bank

Call your bank if you have left personal/financial information on the phishing page, they will be able to instruct you in which steps you need to take to minimize the effect of the performed phishing attack.

Your work

If you have left information on the phishing page with your “work/company” profile, then make sure that you inform your IT-manager or the “Cyber” Security Officer in the company. This will allow them to minimize the effect on the company.