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Phishing By The Numbers: 609,000 Blocked Sites In 2006


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 09:45 AM

The Netcraft Toolbar blocked more than 609,000 confirmed phishing URLs in 2006, an enormous jump from just 41,000 in 2005. The volume of attacks grew gradually until the final quarter of the year, when the number of blocked sites soared as attackers perfected techniques to automate and propagate networks of spoof pages...The dramatic surge in attacks was fueled by new tools to rapidly deploy entire networks of phishing sites on cracked web servers...


More info at news.netcraft.com which also includes a link to the Phishiest Countries.
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 10:26 AM

That's a huge jump, from 41,000. It's almost like when one site is blocked, 100+ spring up in it's place.

This is why people need to use some sort of protection while online. Any protection is better than none at all.




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