International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research
The growth of Internet has many pros and cons to mankind, which is easily visible in day to day activities. The growth of Internet has also manifested into the other domain of cyber crimes. Phishing, web defacement, money laundering, tax evasion, etc. are some of the examples of cyber crimes that have been reported in literature. It has become vital to make technology reliable, so that it can record and intelligently apprise the user of illegal activity. The objective of this paper is twofold. Firstly, in this paper tab-nabbing which is a type of phishing attack is explored by developing an attack scenario. Secondly, the signature based detection mechanism is proposed to handle tab-nabbing attack.