Elsewhere, CastleCops and Sunbelt Software have created the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination (PIRT) Squad. It is solely dedicated to taking down phishing Web sites as quickly as possible, and relies on a network of volunteers to submit new phishing scams to the PIRT Squad's “Fried Phish” tool.
After verification by a PIRT handler, reports are generated and e-mails sent to the appropriate parties. The report of the confirmed site contains technical information (dig output, Whois, HTTP GET, etc.) and is sent to various anti-phishing companies, researchers, and ISPs. The main objective is to get the phishing Web site taken down quickly, protecting consumers.
CastleCops founders Paul and Robin Laudanski's past careers as rescue rangers and firefighters must have prepared them for a life of do-gooding. Paul says they have received more than 2,000 submissions and have had success rates more than 50 percent in bringing down the malicious sites. Also, CastleCops is a cool place to hang out if you’re interested in computer security. It has more than 200 forums, and staff writers are working on a book about rootkits.
So in the paraphrased words of AC/DC, To all who fight the good fight, we salute you!