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Don’t be fooled by Labor Day phishing scams

If you see an increase in phishing attacks it’s to be expected due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday. GFI Labs, our dedicated malware research center, warns that consumers are traditionally at high risk for targeted phishing attacks due to the preponderance of online retail sales events over the holiday weekend. Amidst the flurry of […]

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Seen in the wild: An example of a compromised site used for phishing

Sad but an example of how phishers can back-door into a site and use it to setup a phishing operation: An educational institution site that has been compromised. The school district is closed so the phisher is having a field day.   We have been in touch with the school administration and the phishing site has […]

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New IRS phishing scam

Looks like this: From: supp… <supp…>  Date: 14 Dec 2005 18:41:23 -0000 Local: Wed, Dec 14 2005 1:41 pm  Subject: Refund notice You filed your tax return and you’re expecting a refund. You have just one question and you want the answer now – Where’s My Refund? Access this secure Web site to find out […]

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Antisphishing group publishes whitepaper on phishing

The Anti-Phishing Working Group has published a whitepaper on phishing: “This report examines the information flow in phishing attacks of all types. Technologies used by phishers are discussed, in combination with countermeasures that can be applied. The focus is primarily on technology that can be deployed to stop phishing. Both currently available countermeasures and research-stage […]

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Make financial institutions responsible for stopping phishing?

Bruce Schneier at Wired writes: “Financial companies have until now avoided taking on phishers in a serious way, because it’s cheaper and simpler to pay the costs of fraud. That’s unacceptable, however, because consumers who fall prey to these scams pay a price that goes beyond financial losses, in inconvenience, stress and, in some cases, […]

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Microsoft Phishing Filter

If you can handle having the MSN Search Bar in your browser, get the Microsoft anti-phishing toolbar.  It will also be in IE 7.  

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Fascinating article on Phishing

Christopher Abad at Cloudmark (a business partner of Sunbelt’s) wrote an extraordinary paper on phishing several months ago.  If you haven’t seen it, it’s highly recommended research treatment of the subject. For example, by spidering through IRC servers, they found this complex interrelation among phishers:  (Click to enlarge)   Alex Eckelberry(Thanks Eric)

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Microsoft anti-phishing tool to ship ahead of IE 7

According to Paul Thurrott: “We complain when Microsoft restricts certain features and functionality to only the latest product versions, so this report should be seen as good news. Although Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 7.0 will include Phishing Filter, a feature that helps protect users from scam Web sites, Microsoft believed that the feature was important […]

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Test your phishing knowledge

Sascha over at Paretologic posted some tips on Phishing.  Good stuff. It reminded me, however, of a test that MailFrontier (a competitor of ours) did a while back. So I’m posting it for all the world to see. You’re going to be surprised by this one.  I did this quite a while back and it […]

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Microsoft’s new antiphishing tool

Update:  According to CNET, we learn that MS is using WholeSecurity’s technology for the antiphishing component.  The security space is a small world, and we know the guys from Wholesecurity and respect them.  But I admit to being a little bummed they didn’t go with Cloudmark’s, which I’m a big fan of. In IE 7, […]

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