As of the 1st November 2013, the Netcraft Anti-Phishing community has helped to block over 6.9 million phishing attacks worldwide. We incentivise phishing reports from the community, and have now added a Netcraft USB Flash Drive to our list of incentives:
|Netcraft USB Flash Drive||after 100 validated phishing reports|
|Netcraft Mug||after 250|
|Netcraft Polo Shirt||after 500|
|Targus Laptop Backpack||after 1,000|
On reaching 5,000 validated reports you become eligible for a monthly competition to incentivise large reporters.
The Netcraft Extension, which is available for Firefox, Google Chrome™ and Opera, serves as a giant neighbourhood watch scheme for the Internet. Members who encounter a phishing site can act to defend the larger community of users against the attack. Once the first recipients of a phishing mail have reported the attack URL, it is blocked for community members as they subsequently access the URL. Widely disseminated attacks simply mean that the phishing attack will be reported and blocked sooner.