New VoIP phishing scams

Wednesday, 26 April 2006, 5:05 PM EST

There is a new type of email phishing scam targeting banking customers. These fake emails don't provide a URL for you to click - you're much too smart for that. Rather, they provide a phone number, which calls into a voice mail system that asks for your account number.

What's new here is the criminal use of VoIP and PBX software to set up a voice-mail system that sounds like your bank. The process is cheap and easy, thanks to VoIP and open-source PBX software such as Asterisk. The same low-cost setup that's enabling small businesses to sound professional is enabling small-time scam artists to do the same.

At PC World.

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