Half of all phishes from Romanian cyber gang

Over half of phishing emails in the world are thought to come from just one criminal gang, according to a security expert. Ken Dunham, director of the VeriSign's security research unit iDefense Rapid Response Team, said that the gang, called 'Rock Phish', is 'likely responsible for 50 per cent or more of current phishing attacks today.'

He said that the gang is working out of Romania or a nearby country. 'This group has been in operation since 2004 and is responsible for innovation in both spam and phishing attacks to date, such as pioneering image-spam,' said Dunham. 'The group is named after URL characteristics, where strings such as "rock" or "r" may appear in a phishing URL.' PC Pro: News: Half of all phishes from Romanian cyber gang

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