Home PCs launch phishing attacks

Thursday, 19 May 2005, 1:23 PM EST

Phishing attacks are growing more sophisticated as attackers devise ever more devious means to stay at least one step ahead of banks and others fighting the contain fraudulent scams, according to a study from The Honeynet Project.

The report, Know your Enemy: Phishing, draws on data collected by the German Honeynet Project and UK Honeynet Project and focuses on picking apart real world incidents to discern the tactics of phishing fraudsters. As with a previous study on botnets, the findings come from monitoring a network of PCs deliberately left open to attack.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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