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Offline Bugbatter

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Cybercriminals sent 3.7 billion phishing emails over the last year, in a bid to steal money from unsuspecting web users, says CPP.

Research by the life assistance company revealed that 55 percent of phishing scams are fake bank emails, which try and dupe web users into giving hackers their credit card number and online banking passwords.

Hoax lottery and competition prize draws and 'Nigerian 419' scams that involve email requests for money from supposedly rich individuals in countries such as Nigeria, were also among the most popular phishing emails.

Complete Article:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/061610-37-billion-phishing-emails-were.html?page=1



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Re: 3.7 billion phishing emails were sent in the last 12 months
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 09:58:32 PM »
Thanks! :)1
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Re: 3.7 billion phishing emails were sent in the last 12 months
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 08:17:22 AM »
You're welcome.   :t

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