2004: the year of phishing

Tuesday, 7 December 2004, 8:09 AM EST

2004 will be remembered as the year that online scammers went phishing, leading to a sudden explosion in online financial fraud and identity theft, according to security experts.

MessageLabs' annual roundup said that it was picking up 250,000 phishing emails a month at the start of the year. By October this had risen to nearly five million.

At NewsFactor.

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