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Phishing Reaching Record Numbers in 2006

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is reporting a record number of legitimate "brands" were hijacked in July 2006. ...They also report to have found 23,670 total phishing websites used to commit identity theft, fraud and other malicious activity in July 2006. This number is second only to the record 28,571 phishing sites found in June 2006, and is nearly double the 14,135 phishing sites found in July 2005.

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