dfndr lab detects malicious links in these following ways:
- Machine-learning-based detection of potentially unsafe URLs, based on our proprietary technology;
- Cross-referencing a constantly-updated URL database that our phishing detector partners, such as major financial institutions, have classified as suspect;
- Live review of suspect links and sites by our in-house security analysts, if the above two methods generate inconclusive results.
dfndr lab guidance: If you are not 100% confident in the URL or website, you should not click on it.
If you have questions about why a URL or website was flagged as suspect, or if you believe a classification was made in error, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.