Phishing attacks hotting up

More sophisticated attacks result from more sophisticated defences but, as in the legitimate economy, phishers will vary sophistication, and attack according to the expected return on investment.

Man-in-the-middle attacks, which give a hacker the authentication needed to conduct a transaction at the same time as a user is conducting legitimate banking business, are becoming more common, but are still relatively rare as other forms of attack are less technically demanding and potentially more lucrative. Phishing attacks hotting up - ZDNet UK

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 30th November 2006 10:03PM