The continued rise in phishing attacks shows increasing sophistication in strategy as well as more organized efforts among online criminals, said Dave Jevans, APWG chairman. “We’re a long way from the days when attacks on systems were done to show off,” he said. “With the motivation today being money, that creates a different kind of attacker.”
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is saying that phishing attacks are more rampant now than ever, especially after last year, which saw steady growth of the online fraud.
The number of unique fraud attacks launched over e-mail in November 2005 was nearly double that of November 2004, according to the industry group.
Be sure to read about my encounter with “phishing” emails…