Phishing attacks show sixfold increase this year

Wednesday, 15 June 2005, 3:11 AM EST

Since the start of the year, phishing attacks - fake E-mails designed to lure unsuspecting victims into giving up valuable personal information - have increased more than sixfold.

Cyota Inc., an anti-fraud and anti-phishing software and services vendor, says its Anti-Fraud Command Center has seen a 633% increase in phishing attacks aimed at small and midsized banks and credit unions since January.

By Martin J. Garvey at SecurityPipeline.

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