The increased focus of cyber criminals to conduct financial phishing
attacks means users need to remain extra vigilant.
According to Sjouwerman, "Ninety-eight percent of cyber-attacks rely on social engineering and email phishing
is the bad guys' preferred method.
Scams: FBI Says Businesses Have Lost $5 Billion In Phishing
, Social Engineering Attacks
The research presented in this paper was assembled to demonstrate the relationship between phishers and defacers, using the domains and timestamps in which phishing
and defacement websites were reported.
attacks are classified in terms of attack methodology.
com has been the most popular cover for phishing
attacks exploiting the names of online stores.
Organizations can now successfully combat phishing
The average number of victims of a phishing
site are just 10 and these sites exist for not more than 8-10 hours on average.
Another type of phishing
attack is the so-called crisis-phishing
The security industry is continuously updating itself to fight off the phishing
schemes and in Brazil and the UK, three men were arrested and jailed for their phishing
schemes this year.
A typical phishing
sends out millions of fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to come from popular Web sites that most users trust, such as eBay, Citibank, AOL, Microsoft and the FDIC.
In 2004, phishing
attacks were up 4,000%, costing consumers up to $1.
LEGISLATION TO MAKE INTERNET phishing
a crime was lost in the shuffle and failed to win passage in Congress last year but will have another chance with lawmakers in 2005.
McAfee Inc (NYSE: MFE), a provider of intrusion prevention products, has announced that McAfee SpamKiller for Mail Servers, McAfee SpamKiller for SecurityShield, McAfee Managed Mail Protection and McAfee SpamKiller appliances now include a new set of rules which detect phishing
with up to 99% accuracy.
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