Crimeware epidemic spreading fast

From VNUnet:

Phishers are rapidly becoming more sophisticated with the development of malicious crimeware software that can bypass conventional IT security systems and steal identity information for financial crime, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) warned today.

In July 2005, APWG researchers found that phishers are designing systems specifically to neutralise the counter-phishing technologies being deployed by financial institutions and ecommerce sites.

“The technological contest between phisher and counter-phisher is well and truly underway,” said APWG chairman David Jevans. “It is a contest of escalation.”

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