Welcome on Phishing-Initiative website (hereafter referred to as the “Site”)

This Site aims at helping fight fraudulent websites misappropriating the identity of a company or administration. It allows its user to submit alleged phishing website’s addresses he identifies, so that they can be sent over to the CERT Orange Cyberdefense’s qualified teams for analysis.

The final goal consists, where necessary, in undertaking relevant countermeasures to block confirmed fraudulent websites.

1 Website editor


Orange Cyberdefense
RCS: Nanterre B 512 664 194
Head office: 54, place de l'Ellipse, 92983 Paris La Défense

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Orange Cyberdefense
RCS: Nanterre B 512 664 194
Head office: 54, place de l'Ellipse, 92983 Paris La Défense
2 Security

The use of all processes or methods, be it individually or collectively, with the aim or effect to hindering or attempting to hinder the proper functioning of the Site, for instance, by slowing down its performances, its features or accessibility to other users, penetrating or attempting to penetrate in Information Systems or programs pertaining to the Site, by any means (Denial of Service, penetration, and/or fraudulent maintenance, etc.), may likely result in civil or criminal liability of the concerned user, in particular pursuant to the Articles 323-1 and followings of the French Penal Code.

3 responsability

Orange Cyberdefense and its directors or employees may not be held liable for any damage from a connection to the present Site, except in case of wilful misconduct, duly proved and established by final court ruling.

3.1 Hyperlinks to Third-Party Websites

The website may provide links to websites independent from Phishing Initiative’s Site. Orange Cyberdefense does not edit or control these sources, the content of these sites or their embedded links to other sites.

The links to these third-party websites do, in no way, imply that Orange Cyberdefense approves, confirms or agrees with the content of these sites. Orange Cyberdefense shall then not be held liable for the content, products, services, use of data (particularly personal data), publicity, cookies, IT codes, or any other elements pertaining to these sites, nor for any damage or loss, caused or alleged to be caused by, or arising in connection with, the use of information, services, or data available on these sites.

3.2 Liability as Regards to the Site’s Content and Services

The Site enables you to access Phishing Initiative’s services it may provide you with information to do with Phishing Initiative.

These information and services are intended for informational purposes only. Orange Cyberdefense does in no way guarantee the relevance, update or completeness of the information conveyed and/or available services and shall in no way be held liable for this information, suggestions, content or services, nor for the decisions made based on, or influenced by, such content or services. Likewise, Orange Cyberdefense's answers to the questions it is being asked online by a user, are only intended for informational purposes, and do not constitute pieces of advice. Therefore, Orange Cyberdefense cannot be held responsible for any of these answers.

3.3 Warrantees

Orange Cyberdefense does not guarantee that the Site, the Site’s access servers and/or the third-party websites accessible through herein provided hyperlinks, are exempt from viruses or other components likely to cause damage to goods or individuals.

Orange Cyberdefense disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, as regards to the use or resulting use of the elements available through the Site. Orange Cyberdefense shall in no way be held liable for any loss of data or any damage incurred in relation to the data dealt with by the user in the Site, or the services, or IT means proposed by the Site. Any information or advice provided by Orange Cyberdefense shall not be considered a guarantee of any kind likely to incur the liability of Orange Cyberdefense.


The Phishing Initative service is provided by Orange Cyberdefense free of charge and is strictly for personal and non-commercial use.

For any professional and/or commercial use of the service - with or without bulk submission - please contact us using this form: Contact.

5 Usage
5.1 User’s Commitment

The user commits not to purposely submit URLs pointing to content that would be irrelevant to this site’s goal:

All pointedly abusive use of the tool might cause restrictions or ban of the users identified by the Site’s administrator.

In order for his submissions to be accepted, the user needs to provide the suspicious URL and a valid e-mail address, and then enter the CAPTCHA displayed below the submission field.

The authorized URL format consists in the following elements:


For example:


The user may provide any valid e-mail address, such as:


For example:


Also, a simplified processing system (automatic submissions and validations, for instance) might be set up for specific individuals or organizations.

5.2 Phishing-Initiative’s Actions

Systematically applied countermeasures whenever a URL address is identified by our teams as a phishing URL consist in:

Depending on the specific case or phishing victim, the report may be sent to:

The user understands and unconditionally accepts these General Terms of Use. Orange Cyberdefense reserves the right to modify these General Terms of Use at any time, without notice.


For all questions, please contact us via this form: Contact.