Phishers using smarter hooks

Wednesday, 21 April 2004, 9:06 AM EST

Groups attempting to trick internet users into revealing bank account details and other sensitive information are stepping up their efforts.

According to figures from internet firm MessageLabs, the number of phishing emails it has encountered has increased from 279 in September 2003 to 337,050 in January 2004.

Other phishing groups are also using new techniques to defeat technical measures put in place to foil their scams.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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