Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Fraudsters hone their attacks with spear phishing.

02 Mar 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Fraudsters hone their attacks with spear phishing.

Quote:
Although infected innocent Web sites results in a large percentage of security breaches, fraudulent emails still abound. Unfortunately, long gone are the days when it was easy to identify malicious phishing email by their strange subject lines and horrible grammar.

Today's phishers, at the very least, are grammatically correct. The ones without enough education or experience to use language correctly naturally made less money and fell out of the criminal business early on; either that, or they hired smarter people.

The next generation of phishing messages, which is still prevalent today, strongly resembles legitimate messages from our banks, cable companies, online electronic payment services, and credit card companies. Everything in the emails looks legitimate, including the graphics that originate from the real company's Website. (The ones that included a notice to watch out for fake phishing messages always made me giggle.) The only thing that's fake in the entire message is the link that victims are required to click to complete the requested action.
Source -
Fraudsters hone their attacks with spear phishing | Security Central - InfoWorld


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Fraudsters hone their attacks with spear phishing.




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33