The first scenario is that the phisher
is the defacer.
might assume that very few Internet users would be susceptible to the phisher
Phishing is the latest crime of the 21st century: Understanding the techniques and technologies phishers
use can help you protect against them.
The number of targeted institutions has dropped; phishers
continue to target larger or more popular targets.
In vishing by telephone, phisher
deploys VoIP software to call a customer pretending to be an employee of a legitimate company the customer has a business with .
It also should be noted that as the phishers
and other fraudsters become more automated and more sophisticated, they're able to attack even the smallest of brands with the smallest amount of effort," Ogorek said.
The wide-spread use of subdomain registration services by phishers
is a challenging development for the industry," said Mr.
The November analysis reports the number of corporate and government identities being exploited by phishers
was up 2.
In the contest between phishers
described in the April APWG report's statistics, however, was some good news.
A ShadowServer Foundation researcher discusses his work to map phishers
and ecrime groups to events, taking an important step in making pictures out of the haze of ecrime pixels.
Once the phishers
are able to retrieve the sensitive information, they can now use the collected usernames and passwords to ultimately bypass the protection and make use of the accounts for themselves.
According to Symantec, phishers
have also put up a misleading log in prompt in the phishing page.