||Oracle Tips by Burleson
Chapter 7 -
Real World Case: Scamming the Scammers
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Another common scam is that of phishing and it
has cost victims millions of dollars.
Phishing is a contact sport. The phisher
contacts a potential victim via an e-mail message that presents as a
legitimate message from common online sales portal. The victim is
then directed to a fake imitation of the portal web page where they
enter their private information.
According to eWeek Magazine, phishing has
become one of the webs most popular scams:
Since its emergence onto the Internet crime
scene about 18 months ago, phishing quickly has become one of the
more widespread and profitable forms of online fraud.
In December 2003 there were 116 unique phishing
attacks reported to the APWG. In July 2004, there were 1,974 unique
attacks—nearly 20 times as many as just seven months earlier.
Experts estimate that somewhere between five
and 10 percent of people who receive a phishing e-mail will
eventually fall victim to the scam.
A related deception called the mouse-trap will
be explored next.
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