Phishing overtakes spam for the first time

Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 4:48 PM EST

For the first time the proportion of phishing attacks has exceeded the number of threats from virus or Trojan attacks, according to MessageLabs.

The increase in phishing attacks is due to several factors. Firstly, virus attacks have become more targeted and are no longer occurring as one large outbreak. Secondly, online merchants have recently shifted toward deploying two-factor authentication methods which have given rise to ‘man-in-the-middle’ phishing sites.

At Vnunet.

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