Phishing Scams Soared in October

The number of phishing Web sites set up to impersonate banks and steal people's financial and personal data skyrocketed in October to 37,444, the highest on record, according to stats released this week.

The Anti-Phishing Working Group reports that 52 percent more phishing sites were recorded on the Internet than a month earlier and nine times as many as were spotted in October 2005. The steep increase coincides with a massive spike in the volume of spam circulating on the Internet. According to e-mail security firm Postini, 90 percent of all e-mail these days is spam. Phishing Scams Soared in October - Security Fix

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