Web helps criminals trap victims

Malicious hackers and hi-tech criminals are changing tactics in a bid to outwit security firms.

Statistics show that tech-savvy criminals are starting to turn away from e-mailed viruses to webpages to snare their victims.

Also, say security firms, criminals are using spyware to get hold of personal data they can sell or use themselves.

Fake programs that pose as proper products or security updates are on the rise. BBC NEWS | Technology | Web helps criminals trap victims

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 4th October 2005 7:08AM