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American Greetings raises e-card defenses against phishers

The greeting card company is now using an anti-phishing standard known as DMARC to help block fake e-mails.

By May 30, 2012


Phishers are posing as Facebook security on chat

Pretending to be Facebook Security, scammers are sending chat messages to people trying to get their account information and credit card data.

By January 13, 2012


Phishers use HTML attachments to evade browser blacklists

Successful attacks require recipients of phishing e-mails to open an HTML attachment and fill out a form before data is sent to a compromised Web server for harvesting.

By March 16, 2011


Microsoft sues alleged IM spammers, phishers

Microsoft has taken out a lawsuit against companies and individuals that have allegedly attempted to obtain usernames and passwords from users of its IM service.

By July 16, 2009


Google Calendar now the target of phishers

Once a favorite of spammers, Google Calendar is now being targeted by phishers using e-mail referencing a legitimate event that asks for user name and password.

By June 30, 2008


Apple iTunes targeted by phishers

Popular music site is targeted by phony site where thieves ask for credit card, social security, and mother's maiden name information.

By May 21, 2008


IRS Web site opens door to phishers

A new IRS site that allows taxpayers to check on the status of their refund checks could lead to users being phished.

By May 8, 2008


Phishers now leasing the Storm worm botnet

Domains of several new phishing sites are cropping up with known Storm worm domains. F-Secure researchers think phishers are leasing parts of the larger botnet.

By January 9, 2008


Shorter URLs help phishers hook more victims

Cybercriminals are shrinking host names of malicious sites to lend them an air of legitimacy, according to security researchers.

December 3, 2007


Phishers take advantage of Wells Fargo's woes

Phishing sites are looking to take advantage of last weekend's outage of services at Wells Fargo.

By August 22, 2007