Based in Barcelona, Spain, APWG.EU is the EU chapter of the APWG, established in Fall 2013 as a non-profit scientific research foundation managed by its directors for the benefit of cybercrime fighters across Europe and beyond. The APWG is the worldwide coalition unifying the global response to cybercrime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors.

APWG’s membership of more than 2000 institutions worldwide is as global as its outlook, with its directors, managers and research fellows advising: national governments; global governance bodies like ICANN; hemispheric and global trade groups; and several multilateral treaty organizations. Membership is open to financial institutions, retailers, solutions providers, ISPs, telcos, defense contractors.

Unifying the Global Response to Cybercrime
Through Data Exchange, Research and Public Awareness

Unifying the Global Response to Cybercrime
Through Data Exchange, Research and Public Awareness


Public Education Initiative

The APWG’s Internet Policy Committee and the Carnegie Mellon Cylab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory have joined forces to educate consumers about phishing and established the APWG/CMU Phishing Education Landing Page program.

eCrime Research

The Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime Researchers Summit was conceived by APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy in 2006 as a comprehensive venue to present state-of-the-art basic and applied research into electronic crime.


The STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ slogan and logo suite is a globally coordinated message to help everyone stay safer online. The goal is as simple: to cover every user of the Internet worldwide with a single awareness messaging scheme. Join us.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 24, 2018–A joint APWG-M 3 AAWG survey of cybercrime responders and anti-abuse personnel indicates ICANN’s Temporary Specification for domain name WHOIS data has eliminated interventions that previously allowed investigators to stop new cybercrimes while still in the preparatory stages......

¿Cómo saber si una tienda online es de confianza? Desde la Agencia te damos algunos consejos para identificarlas y comprar de manera segura en Internet. #ProtegeTusDatos 🛍📲 Más info en esta guía: https://t.co/eVYGTNa1Ug

Encryption keeps communication safe. Breaking it, like https://t.co/OVczykuG4r, means citizens cannot communicate securely with their bank, their doctor, or their emergency services.

Next 1-3 October, 2019, the eCrimeEU will present and consider current research projects on cybercrime investigations, forensic techniques and infrastructure defense against cyber-attacks and manipulation. The symposium’s operational and research insights for fighting electronic crime will be complimented with discussions on citizen awareness programs to broadly improve the security of the global internet.