Phone phishing: The role of VoIP in phishing attacks


It's happened three times in the past six months. Due to "irregularities" on my credit card account, I've received voice mails asking me to call my bank at a telephone number mentioned in the voice mails. Do I call that number? Not with the rise of phone phishing. As users grow wiser about traditional email based phishing scams, the bad guys add nasty new twists, the latest being phone phishing.

These techniques, which borrow ideas from traditional phishing, phone-based social engineering and the emerging widespread deployment of low-cost VoIP, take two forms. Enterprises that help their users cope with phone phishing now will be better prepared to defend themselves when the attacks evolve into more serious phone-based spear phishing attacks. Phone phishing: The role of VoIP in phishing attacks

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 17th June 2006 10:06PM