New tool enables sophisticated phishing scams

Security experts at RSA have come across a new tool that automatically creates sophisticated phishing sites, a sign that cybercrooks are getting increasingly professional.

The tool, which RSA calls the "Universal Man-in-the-Middle Phishing Kit," is available on underground online marketplaces for about $1,000, Jens Hinrichsen, RSA's product marketing manager for fraud auction, said in an interview Wednesday.

"Unlike other phishing kits which have been in existence for quite some time, this kit is unique because with a very simple user interface you can choose whatever site you'd like to spoof," Hinrichsen said. "The arms race continues; we on the security side have to continue to escalate resources and invest in technology." New tool enables sophisticated phishing scams | Tech News on ZDNet

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