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by CSO Contributor

Professional Phishing on the Rise

Jun 01, 20041 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

E-Mail In the span of just five months, the number of discrete attempted phishing attacks increased twentyfold. What’s more, experts say, the attacks are getting more targeted and more sophisticated and there’s not much technically that can be done. Unlike viruses, which manipulate code to cause damage, phishers carry out their attacks by conning users.

Number of Attacks

11/03 21

12/03 107

1/04 185

2/04 282

3/04 402

Source: Anti-Phishing Working Group