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Silent, Deadly Forms Of Phishing On The Rise

While the number of phishing scam Web sites stayed relatively flat in June, the most malicious form of Internet ID thievery has doubled in just three months, said the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) Wednesday. According to the APWG, a collection of over 1,700 companies, banks, ISPs, and government agencies, the social-engineered scams typical of phishing — where users receive e-mails enticing them to a site, then tricked into entering confidential personal data, such as online bank or credit card account passwords — are being replaced by more dangerous, and less directly deceptive, technologies like keyloggers and site redirectors. Full Story

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