Sharp rise in phishing emails

Thursday, 28 September 2006, 12:21 AM EST

The number of phishing emails increased 81 per cent in the first half of this year, according to the latest Internet Security Threat Report from vendor Symantec.

Some 157,477 phishing messages were detected in the first six months of 2006, compared with 86,906 in the second half of 2005. Phishing involves sending emails pretending to be from online banks, asking users to enter their personal details on a fake web site.

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