The Finalist | ScamTracker
ScamTracker is a proof of concept solution for hunting various scam types using modular architecture. In this proof of concept two solutions (modules) have been programmed from scratch.
Domain Hunting module: This module is able to apply scoring (based on defined keywords and their score value) to raw domain name information. Domain names in this PoC are gathered from SSL Certstream (newly created domain SSL certificate information), and from CERT Polska list of fraudlent domains. Of course this can be easily extended to various different sources of domain names (i.e newly registered domains, user input etc.) This module contais generic scoring part which can be easily expanded using different rules (not only based on keywords/phrases).
Spam Trap Hunting module: This module allows to connect external mailboxes and use it to catch spam messages which are later check agains defined rules and reported. This module contais generic scoring part which can be easily expanded using different rules (not only based on keywords/phrases).
Scam Tracker uses scoring mechanisms. In this PoC every occurance of defined keyword in web page or email body counts as +20 points. Reporting threshold is set to 40 points. Just to avoid false positives.
Team name: ScamTracker
Project name: ScamTracker
Team members: Adam Lange