This could be a really cool thing, if it’s done correctly:
A volunteer group, dubbed the Phishing Incident Reporting and
Termination squad (PIRT), will take in reports from consumers of
suspected phishing Web sites and work to take the sites offline.
On Friday, before its official launch, the group received 100 phishing reports, and 30 of those were shut down in a few hours.
Most of us can quickly and easily spot a phishing scandal (if it even gets past
our filters) but it’s people like our parents who need to be protected.
If we can work together to nail these phishing fuckers at the server
level, it’s time well spent.