Phishing spreads in Europe

Tuesday, 11 May 2004, 12:42 AM EST

Phishing is slowly becoming more common in languages like Spanish, French, Dutch and German, a senior official of a company that markets security devices for online transactions says.

Jochim Binst, corporate communications manager for Vasco Data Security, said a number of attempted scams had been seen in Spain and France, while Belgium recently saw its first big-scale attempt at phishing which was targeted Visa card holders.

He said the best solution to avoid being caught by phishing scams was to move away from static log-in information and implement one-time security tokens.

By Sam Varghese at The Age.

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