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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