Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Tools fuel phishing boom

Tools fuel phishing boom according to this BBC news story link. It's believed that home computers are hijacked by hacking attacks and then used to host phishing sites that appear to be financial institutions or services such as Paypal. These tools make it easier to hide from investigators since an Internet service provider can be notified of fraudulent use of their servers and shut down quickly. This technique keeps the computer from being shut down without physically visiting the home it is hosted in. Imagine the surprise of being told you are guilty of financial fraud - because your computer has been hijacked by hackers and you don't know about it.

It's getting scary out there folks! Install antivirus software and employ firewalls or use a router to keep out those hackers!

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posted by RealitySEO at 4:59 PM


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