Another Internet security firm Symantec said in its recent report on 2010 threats, URL shortening services will become Aaethe phisher
s best friendAAE.
SurfControl submitted fake information to the phisher
to examine the method employed by the scammers.
Meanwhile, victims are hooked and the phisher
uses the information to purchase goods, apply for new credit cards or steal their identity.
ScamBlocker blocks users from accessing known or suspected phisher
sites and redirects them to an EarthLink generated Web page that provides additional information about phishers
and similar online scams, and what actions subscribers can take to further protect themselves from online fraud.
Users are stopped from accessing known or suspected phisher
sites and are redirected to an EarthLink generated Web page that describes the particular URL's phisher
status and whether the particular Web site has been blocked or disabled.
Proliferating at an alarming rate, phisher
sites are online scams that trick unsuspecting consumers into giving personal information by mimicking real corporate Web sites.
By taking a hands-on approach to their security, organizations will find that there are many tools and techniques available to them to combat the Phisher
," Ollmann concludes.
The report highlights a major increase in the use of tactic that allows a criminal phisher
to create hundreds of phish at once.
will check the blind drop or at intervals will have the blind drop send the information to the phisher
Bank login details are just as useful to a phisher
as a person's personal credit card details, as it gives the phisher
access to an online account.
Newland became a victim of one of those attacks after a spear phisher
posted a phony link on a MySpace bulletin, which directed all of his 89 friends to a fake site, MySpase.
27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EarthLink's investigation into the source of millions of phisher
site spam e-mails has helped law enforcement break up an alleged identity theft ring.