Report reveals decrease in phishing attacks

By : |August 31, 2005 0



NEW DELHI: The Anti-Phishing Working Group released the July Phishing Trends report today with research included from Websense Security Labs.

The report shows a slight decrease in conventional phishing attacks reported while crimeware, automated systems specifically for animating financial crime, continued its unrelenting growth.

Meanwhile, APWG researchers report, they have found phishers are designing systems specifically to neutralize counter-phishing technologies deployed by financial institutions.

The APWG reported a marked increase in screenscraper technology by phishers, used to counter the graphical keyboard systems that some financial services firms are using to avoid the hazards of keylogging.

In addition, the number of unique crimeware instances detected that were dedicated to password stealing continued to rise from 154 in June to 174 in July. In a similar trend, the number of password-stealing malicious code URLs detected grew from 526 in June to 918 in July.

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