Silent, deadly forms of phishing double

Friday, 5 August 2005, 11:39 AM EST

While the number of phishing scam Web sites stayed relatively flat in June, the most malicious form of Internet ID thievery has doubled in just three months.

A collection of over 1,700 companies, banks, ISPs, and government agencies, the social-engineered scams typical of phishing - where users receive e-mails enticing them to a site, then tricked into entering confidential personal data, such as online bank or credit card account passwords - are being replaced by more dangerous, and less directly deceptive, technologies like keyloggers and site redirectors.

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