Monday, June 20, 2005

Phishers net smaller fry

#88 We discussed in a previous posting that phishers hit 79 brands in April. As further evidence that criminals and online fraudsters have started targeting smaller victims in hopes of fooling a larger percentage of customers, Internet security firm Netcraft published an advisory warning that the number of phishing attacks aimed at smaller financial institutions has jumped significantly over the past few weeks.

While larger banks and e-commerce sites have had to deal with the problem of online e-mail scams (phishing) targeting their customers--and even supermarkets have had the dubious honor of gaining the attention of fraudsters--for smaller banks and credit unions, it's still a relatively new experience.
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