The Rise of the Phishing Scam

As the BBC’s new drama series “The Hustle” demonstrates, the urge to defraud unsuspecting individuals and organisations is - for some people - too tempting to resist. Indeed, making a living out of successfully pulling off cons is often portrayed as glamourous and exciting, although the truth is somewhat different.

Fraudsters are always looking for new ways of carrying out their scams , and as the web has evolved and become more sophisticated so it has become a more attractive option. The crime itself is an old one, but the Internet has provided a new way of committing it. IT Observer - The Rise of the Phishing Scam

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