Phishing Attacks Surge Amid Recession
The latest evidence that economic woe is leaving more Americans vulnerable to Internet fraud came from an Apr. 14 report from Gartner. More than 5 million U.S. consumers lost money to phishing attacks in the 12 months ending in September 2008, a 39.8% increase from a year earlier, according to the new Gartner (IT) study. "Phishers are preying on the bad economy," says Avivah Litan, a security analyst at Gartner.
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