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To attempt to steal personal information that can be used to defraud someone by pretending to be person or website that legitimately requires such information. We've gotten reports of someone phishing for our customer's login details recently. Remember, we will never ask you for your password under any circumstances, whether on the phone or by email. The group created a phony website meant to look like a popular online store in order to phish for people's credit card numbers.


The practice of stealing, or attempting to steal, personal information over the phone or on the internet by pretending to be someone or something that legitimately requires such details. We've gotten reports of a number of phishing attempts being made against our customers recently. Remember, we will never ask you for your password under any circumstances, whether on the phone or by email. The use of the so-called dark web makes the culprits behind these phishing attacks nearly impossible to catch.
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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.
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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.
Phishing attacks are classified in terms of attack methodology.
com has been the most popular cover for phishing attacks exploiting the names of online stores.
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.
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.
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.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-2 December 2004-McAfee includes phishing detection in its secure content management solutions(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.