Phishing coming to a phone near you

Phishing attacks are evolving and using VOIP and mobile phones to lure victims say security companies. A record number of phishing sites – 20,000 – were reported to the phishing working group in May. Fraudsters are using VOIP telephone numbers to call victims using an automated voice prompting system to request their personal credit card numbers. This new type of scam has been called “vishing” and attempts to convince customers that their credit card security has been compromised. In Britain, SMS messages are being used to lure people to a web site that installs malware on to the user's computer.

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