Phishing leaps fivefold as banks fall prey to attacks

Tuesday, 23 November 2004, 2:00 PM EST

Phishing attacks against global financial institutions rocketed by 568 per cent between June and the end of October 2004, newly revealed research has found.

UK-based internet monitoring firm Envisional reported that a marked increase in phishing, not only in volume but in the number of banks targeted, has been evident over recent months.

By Robert Jaques at vnunet.

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