Phishing Bites

The dog days of summer apparently didn't deter phishers. The Anti-Phishing Working Group's latest report for August showed 26,150 unique phishing reports to the organization that month -- nearly 3,000 more than in July. June still holds the record at 28,571.

The number of phishing sites declined, however, from 14,191 in July to 10,091 in August, according to the APWG report released this week.

But the biggest news in the report was that Russia has now passed the U.S. in hosting keylogger and trojan downloaders. Russia had 32.2 percent of these Websites, while the U.S. now has 25.45 percent of them. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Phishing Bites - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 12th October 2006 2:20AM