Phishing is the activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company.
Websense phishing research indicates with the current price of cloud computing and rented botnets, “the cost of conducting massive phishing campaigns continues to decline for cybercriminals. Even if the return rate is small or the campaign is poorly executed, phishing can result in serious money for criminals. Phishing will never simply go away—meaning ongoing headaches for all of us.”
They list the top 10 countries hosting Phishing sites, but also the most dangerous phishing subject lines, based on research conducted Jan-Sept 2013:
1) Invitation to connect on LinkedIn
2) Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
3) Dear (insert bank name here) Customer
4) Important Communication
5) Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender
Please think, before you click.
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