Phishing gets personal

Tuesday, 17 May 2005, 6:19 PM EST

Fraudsters are using stolen information to lure victims into divulging additional sensitive information in a new form of phishing attack. These so-called personalised phishing attacks target individual named accountholders at specific banks, according to anti-fraud software firm Cyota.

Crooks are using real information about the accountholder – such as the person’s name, correct full account number, and other bank information – to make the emails look more legitimate and thereby increase response rates.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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