Spy phishing is emerging crimeware technique

Spy phishing is done by using Trojan spyware, or software that secretly installs itself on a computer and extracts personal information without the user's knowledge. According to the Trend Micro Trojan Spyware Index, the incidence of Trojan spyware has increased by over 250 per cent over the past 16 months. Similarly, according to a report published by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, an average of more than 188 new samples of Trojan spyware have been utilised in spy-phishing attacks each month in the first four months of 2006 - a 234 per cent increase over the same period in 2005.

'Spy-phishing is anything that causes financial or intellectual loss,' explains Jamz Yaneza, senior threat researcher at Trend Micro. Spy-phishing is emerging crimeware technique, warns Trend Micro | Trend Micro

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