What is the average lifetime of a phishing site today?
< 1 hour
< 1 day
About 5 days
About 3 months
The correct answer is (3)About 5 days
According to the latest report on Phishing (August 2006) by the Anti Phishing Working Group, the average lifetime of a phishing site is now 4.5 days. This is slightly lower than 4.8 days - the corresponding statistic for June 2006. An average life time of five days is still long enough for a phisher to cause damage.
The time it takes to bring down a phishing site depends primarily on the country where the phishing site is hosted. Take down service providers have relationships with Internet Service Providers, Hosting Service Providers and Law Enforcement agencies in several countries.