Phishing, spam, viruses: what next?
There are an increasing number of warnings being issued to users about the threats associated with spam, such as viruses and ‘phishing’ scams. In recent months there have been a number of incidents of ‘ghost’ banking websites, which attempted to lure unsuspecting users into revealing confidential bank account details. Leanne Fleming, senior security consultant at security services provider TruSecure, told iTnews that spam, such as ‘phishing scams’ were becoming quite widespread at the moment. TruSecure describes phishing as a scam which uses fake websites to “lure unsuspecting users into disclosing personal and online banking account information”. Full Story