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I am a postdoctoral researcher at The CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security.

I work with Prof. Thorsten Holz at SysSec Lab. I completed my Ph.D. at University of New Orleans under the supervision of Prof. Phani Vadrevu. My Ph.D. work primarily focused on areas of Phishing, Web Security Crawlers, Browser Fingerprinting, and building tools for large-scale measurement using Honeypot.

My current goal as a postdoc researcher is to provide insights related to scams and attacks that are ongoing in the Cryptocurrency realm. By understanding such scams, the motive is to build a defense mechanism. I am currently working on the following themes -

1) Understanding the end-to-end scamming model in Cryptocurrency attacks
2) Creating a honeypot model that would automatically collect scamming accounts on social media
3) Unveiling fraud payment profile established by scammers as in-take for payment


  • A Human in Every APE: Delineating and Evaluating the Human Analysis Systems of Anti-Phishing Entities
    Bhupendra Acharya, Phani Vadrevu
    Proceedings of The 19th Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA)
    Cagliari, Italy, Jun 29-Jul 1, 2022

  • PhishPrint:Evading Phishing Detection Crawlers by Prior Profiling
    Bhupendra Acharya, Phani Vadrevu
    Proceedings of The 30th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security)
    Vancouver, BC, Canada, Aug 11-13, 2021