The Phishing Menace

Phishing, by contrast, is not annoying, it's dangerous. It's not overzealous promotion, it's crime: fraud and theft. It is also, currently, harder to filter, and becoming more sophisticated. The consequences of allowing your credit information to be stolen by a phisher can be catastrophic -- huge financial losses, loss of credit, legal expenses, harassment by collection agencies for the phisher's debts, the major time commitment required to cancel and re-establish stolen credit lines, wholesale changeover of e-mail addresses and telephone numbers etc. Victims not infrequently end up being charged with criminal acts and even declaring bankruptcy. How to Save the World

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 22nd December 2005 12:25AM