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Phishing spam fools 55,000 per month


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 PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:14 am   
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Phishing spam fools 55,000 per month

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Phishing spam that attempts to trick recipients into divulging personal information such as online banking login credentials has reached 7 percent of all spam, while spam researchers at IT security firm BitDefender estimate that phishing attacks fool 55,000 people every month.

Vlad Vâlceanu, head of the BitDefender antispam research lab, said the phishing landscape from January through June 2009 continuously evolved as web 2.0 phishing techniques keyed in on users of social networks for carrying out subsequent attacks. Attackers have developed fake login pages in an attempt to steal user login credentials.

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meep wrote:
http://www.mxlogic.com/securitynews/spam/phishing-spam-fools-55000-per-month081.cfm

Phishing spam fools 55,000 per month

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Phishing spam that attempts to trick recipients into divulging personal information such as online banking login credentials has reached 7 percent of all spam, while spam researchers at IT security firm BitDefender estimate that phishing attacks fool 55,000 people every month.

Vlad Vâlceanu, head of the BitDefender antispam research lab, said the phishing landscape from January through June 2009 continuously evolved as web 2.0 phishing techniques keyed in on users of social networks for carrying out subsequent attacks. Attackers have developed fake login pages in an attempt to steal user login credentials.

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It should be reworded to read Phishing spam dupes 55,000 fools per month


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 PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:25 pm   
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I presume they checked in some way that these were genuine victims, from the samples I've seen in the past more than 98 percent of the data the phish forms gather tends to be mainly composed of variants on 'suck you' telephone number 1234567890 etc.

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