KONG, Jan. 13, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- With an inherent emphasis in "privacy-by-default", Hoplite Technology
[https://www.hoplite-tech.com], an innovator in cybersecurity,
announced today the new launch of a free anti-phishing solution
named Anti-Phishing Bot (APBot)
[https://www.getapbot.com] to protect everyday users against
A phishing email is a form of cyberattacks where cybercriminals
impersonate a trusted party to gain access to sensitive
information. Due to the lack of ways to verify the identity of the
senders, everyday users without technical trainings will often find
it difficult to distinguish a phishing attack as the red flags are
hidden in different parts of an email.
While many anti-phishing solutions are designed for IT
Administrators with cybersecurity knowledge, APBot prioritizes
usability, and enhances the tool through community crowdsourcing.
With just one click, the user could detect and report a phishing
email, at the same time, similar emails will be flagged within the
APBot community, and through this ecosystem the detection accuracy
of the AI-assisted tool will gradually improve. To protect users'
privacy, APBot also follows "privacy-by-default" principle to
detect email frauds based on the sender's behavior and network
profile without reading the email content. APBot analyzes email
delivery path and flags out those emails with suspicious patterns,
this process does not need to process the email content.
"In the past year, our team has been investigating email
phishing attacks and consulting companies who experienced payment
fraud due to fake emails/invoices. In the process, we found out how
difficult it was for everyday users to identify phishing
emails," said Antony Ma, Founder at Hoplite Technology and
Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance Hong Kong and Macau Chapter.
"With APBot, a user can train a personalized and intelligent AI to
help them in identifying fake emails."
As of January 2021, APBot have
been trained with a database containing email sender patterns from
over 200 different financial institutions and it's growing every
day with more and more users joining the APBot community.
The ease of use is one of the advantages of using APBot which
does not require the users to have any relevant training and can be
integrated with popular email tools, such as Gmail, Office 365 and
Hotmail, as an add-on without software installation.
"Traditionally, identifying phishing emails requires training
and network knowledge, but APBot has simplified the process. We
believe senior citizens and students who are more vulnerable to
social engineering will benefit from the protections offered by
APBot," said Ma.
Knowing phishing email targeting banks' customers is a
widespread problem. We collected and analyzed over emails from 200
banks and taught our AI tool to recognize emails sending from these
banks. A genuine and authentic email will be identified with a
"Verified" Logo, which will appear after one click, thus empowering
the users to know if the email is legitimate. If you would like
to contribute to this sender verification project, please contact
us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian Financial Forum 2021
We are exhibiting a virtual booth in Asian Financial Forum
organized by HKSAR government and HKTDC on 18 and 19 January 2021. Please feel free to drop by
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Hoplite Tech is a cybersecurity SaaS company developed a
privacy-preserving Anti-Phishing Bot (APBot), helping users to
detect fake email with just one click and without reading the
content. APBot capability is a combination of AI and community
crowdsourcing. Different from traditional software, APBot uses of
network trace data in each email and build an AI algorithm to
identify genuine senders. The user will see a "Verified" Logo on
emails after APBot completed the checking. Users can submit emails
to APBot and improve its accuracy. We completed AI training for
over 200 banks emails and adding more every day.
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SOURCE Hoplite Technology Limited