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Phishing Attacks Evolved Steadily Throughout 2005 Security

Phishing attacks are continually evolving, as fraudsters develop new strategies and quickly refine them in an effort to stay a step ahead of banking customers and the security community. Here are some of the phishing trends and innovations we noted in 2005…

Open redirects became a favorite method for phishing attacks to "borrow" the URL and credibility of a trusted web site. Redirects are common on large web sites, where server side scripts are employed to redirect users to different parts of the site.

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Re: Phishing Attacks Evolved Steadily Throughout 2005 Security Christopher Parente  –  Dec 30, 2005 11:59 AM PDT

Another interesting development has been "spear phishing", where the attack is tightly targeted to a certain group, for instance specific individuals within a corporation.

A client of mine recently took down a site attacking credit unions with emails targeting Director level employees. Here's the story:

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1902896,00.asp

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