Phishing Hooks

April 2006 brought news of email trying to lure recipients into calling toll free phone numbers. Automated voice systems on the other end of the numbers were used to request personal info, supposedly for Chase Bank. (Credit Card #, PIN, Etc.)

Bait has been taking other forms as phishers have been testing VoIP systems. VoIP bots are calling individuals directly with "account requests". And it works, people have been conditioned to recognize such scams via e-mail, but their guard is down when they receive a request on their phone. F-Secure : News from the Lab

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 30th June 2006 1:35AM