Reel In Phishers

To help quell the rise in phishing scams, security providers and politicians are counterattacking from different angles. This means encouraging companies to deploy network-based security that goes beyond conventional anti-spam measures and passing laws that crack down on anyone guilty of using phishing to steal identities.

A California bill passed Sept. 30 makes phishing, the practice of using E-mail or some other trick to lure people to phony Web sites where they divulge important personal information, a civil violation that lets victims recover their losses or $500,000, whichever is greater, for each violation. The California Anti-Phishing Act of 2005 is the first such legislation in the country. InformationWeek

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 10th October 2005 9:33AM