Elaborate 'pharming' attack targeted 50 banks

Friday, 23 February 2007, 12:03 AM EST

An attack this week that targeted online customers of at least 50 financial institutions in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific has been shut down, a security expert said today.

The attack was notable for the extra effort put into it by the hackers, who constructed a separate look-alike Web site for each financial institution they targeted, said Henry Gonzalez, senior security researcher for Websense Inc.

At Computerworld.

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