Volume 13, Number 2

Phishing Mitigation Techniques: A Literature Survey


Wosah Peace Nmachi and Thomas Win, School of Computing & Engineering University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom


Email is a channel of communication which isconsideredto be a confidential medium of communication for exchange of information among individuals and organisations. The confidentiality consideration about email is no longer the case as attackers send malicious emails to users to deceive them into disclosing their private personal information such as username, password, and bank card details, etc. In search of a solution to combat phishing cybercrime attacks, different approaches have been developed. However, the traditional exiting solutions have beenlimited in assisting email users to identify phishing emails from legitimate ones. This paper reveals the different email and website phishing solutions in phishing attack detection. It first provides a literature analysis of different existing phishing mitigation approaches. It then provides a discussion on the limitations of the techniques, before concluding with anexplorationintohow phishing detection can be improved.


Cyber-security, Phishing Email Attack, Deep Learning, Stylometric Analysis, Cyber Human Behaviour.