Enhancing Phishing E-Mail Classifiers: A Lexical URL Analysis Approach
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
ECU Security Research Institute
This is a study that focuses on enhancing the mitigation of bulk phishing email messsages (i.e. email messages with generic socially engineered content that target a broad range of recipients). This study is based on a phishing website detection technique that we have proposed previously. The previously proposed technique was able to achieve 97% of classification accuracy of anti-phishing email filters enhance when they incorporate the proposed lexical URL analysis technique. To evaluate the claims, a highly accurate anti-phishing email classifier is constructed and tested against publicly available phishing and legitimate email data sets.