Villains are going vishing via VoIP

CRIMINALS are now using internet phone systems to persuade people to turn over details such as credit card numbers, bank account information and personal information.

Called vishing, for voice phishing, it is made possible by voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phones that let users set up new phone numbers quickly from any area code and may be automated messages or live calls.

Hackers are reported to be using email to lure recipients into calling toll-free numbers and when they do, automated voice systems were ask personal information such as credit-card numbers and PINs. Australian IT - Villains are going vishing via VoIP (Barbara Gengler, AUGUST 22, 2006)

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 23rd August 2006 12:24AM