Phishing URL Checker API

phishing URL checker API identifies suspicious websites and helps you avoid them. It analyzes multiple threat indicators to detect poor reputation domains, malicious links, and other risky website content. Integrate it with your SIEM/SOAR platform to detect phishing attacks and prevent data loss.

Phishing URL Checker API


Attackers spend less time on developing web pages for phishing websites since they are just trying to trick users into revealing their personal information. So, they often redirect all their links to a common page for easy detection. This feature identifies such suspicious websites by checking whether a specific page is found in the footer section of the webpage.

Existence of sensitive word

Professional cybercriminals use the words ‘log in’, ‘update’, ‘validate’ and other such terms in their phishing websites to convey urgency and convince users to visit their fake sites. This feature checks a given URL for the presence of these words and if found, assigns a value of 1 to it (phishing).

Number of dots in hostname

In most cases, a legitimate website has two dots in its hostname except for ‘www.’ but phishers add more subdomains and use these in their URLs to deceive users. This feature identifies such suspicious websites that have a high number of dots in the hostname by calculating the count of them.

It is important to note that most of the phishing websites use HTTP connections instead of HTTPS. This feature identifies such suspicious websites using the feature that checks the protocol of the webpage and if it is ‘https’, it assigns a value of 0 to it (legitimate) else 1 (phishing). The feature also identifies websites that have a SSL certificate installed.

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