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81% rise in phishing messages

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    More phishing scams are being aimed at home users
    Home computer users are now the favourite targets of hi-tech criminals, reveals research.
    The report by security firm Symantec found that cyber criminals are targeting home PC owners because they are the easiest to catch out.

    It saw an 81% rise in phishing messages which attempt to trick people into handing over personal details.

    Another study by a banking industry body shows many home users do not take basic steps to stay safe online.

    Criminals typically use bogus or booby-trapped e-mail messages to lure people into handing over banking details.

    full story: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5377334.stm?ls
  2. Duke

    Duke Guest

    I'm just curious to know how they get a hold of your e-mail address in the first place.

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