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International phishing ring broken by FBI

Symantec : 09 October, 2009  (Technical Article)
Symantec is reminding internet users of the possibility of phishing fraud despite the FBI having arrested a number of members of an international criminal ring
According to Symantec, the FBI has arrested a large number of individuals associated with what appears to be an international phishing scam ring. The arrests were part of an operation dubbed "Operation Phish Fry" and the individuals arrested are suspected of defrauding computer users in order to steal money from their bank accounts.


Phishing has become a staple tactic for malicious attackers in an attempt to take advantage of individuals and steal money from them. Phishing scams come in a variety of flavours and sophistication, but all typically involve a degree of social engineering in which the attacker tries to trick people into divulging sensitive information, such as bank and credit card account credentials that the attacker can then use to remove money from the account.


Symantec encourages users to be extremely wary of requests for any personal information that comes to them through e-mail or instant message, no matter how legitimate the message may appear. Official organizations rarely, if ever, ask for sensitive information to be divulged through such channels. In addition, users are encouraged to never click on links in suspicious messages purporting to be from a legitimate site, but instead, type the URL of the organization directly into your Web browser and work from there. Finally, use a reputable Internet security solution that features anti-phishing technology.
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