Gartner: Consumers to lose $2.8 billion to phishers in 2006

Thursday, 9 November 2006, 3:13 PM EST

Browser makers may have added new antiphishing features to their products in recent months, but the criminals are still gaining ground in their efforts to defraud U.S. consumers, according to the Gartner research firm.

Phishers have hit more victims with their online attacks, and while fewer people are losing money to phishers, successful attempts have been yielding bigger payoffs, said Avivah Litan, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.

At NetworkWorld.

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