often disguise malicious emails with words like "Re:" "Payment" and "Order.
Once the phishers
are able to retrieve the sensitive information, they can now use the collected usernames and passwords to ultimately bypass the protection and make use of the accounts for themselves.
have also been using the bait of celebrating special occasions.
That means that even if the web sites get shut down, the collected data is still available to the phishers
Nearly all legitimate e-mail messages from companies to their customers contain an item of information that is not readily available to phishers
(name, account number, business name etc) so suspicion should be raised with staff if a generic looking request comes through on email.
targeting UAE residents is not a new phenomenon however.
You need also to realise that phishers
are not above playing the charity card to get your money.
Spammed phishing attacks have become notorious in 2006 as phishers
continued their release of phishing email messages, primarily (and most worryingly) using financial brands.
In some cases, phishers
will create an unauthorized pop-up screen Website of a real company or organization.
Once we are able, without a doubt, to identify the sender of an e-mail, we can trace it back and hold spammers and phishers
SurfControl, plc (LSE: SRF), the global leader in Internet content protection, today said that its Global Threat Experts have identified a phishing scam with a unique twist -- rather than phishers
attempting to redirect recipients to fraudulent Web sites which harvest passwords and account information, this phish targeting the Chase Bank customers, uses only a telephone number as a method of contact.
The trojan phishers
, also know as sleeper bugs, reportedly monitor websites for online forms such as the ones used when logging on to online banking.