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Windows 7: Phishers are becoming smarter, more targeted: Websense

09 Oct 2012   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Phishers are becoming smarter, more targeted: Websense

Most people are familiar with spam unsolicited emails with long promises of an enhanced lifestyle or other ways to keep it up with the Jones' some of which are actually legitimate businesses. But phishing schemes that are intended to extort money or information from an individual are the flavour of the day, and according to Websense, the scammers behind them are getting smarter.

According to the company's recent research, traditional phishing attacks now represent 1.62 percent of all spam emails. The company said that, although that might sound like an insignificant amount, some spam campaigns can deliver more than 250,000 emails each hour.

But most phishing attempts are laughable, right? Not necessarily, according to the company's Consulting Systems Engineer Michael Cryer. While in the past, phishing attempts were riddled with grammatical errors or were easily identified as linking to malicious content, scammers have changed their tune.

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Phishers are becoming smarter, more targeted: Websense | ZDNet

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