Real world hooks add allure to phishing

Phishing attacks are increasingly using offline components to appear more trustworthy, according to security firms.

This week, security firm Cloudmark warned that two customers had been targeted with phishing attacks that used real phone numbers to collect personal information from the victims. The e-mail message alerts users to a fictitious security incident and asks them to call their bank at a certain phone number to verify their account number and PIN code. The fraudsters appear to have cloned the real banks automated telephone system to make the attack appear more real. Real-world hooks add allure to phishing

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 29th April 2006 9:57PM