FBI rings warnings over VoIP phishing cons
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 23/01/2008 05:55
Fraudsters are turning to VoIP systems to craft more convincing phishing attacks. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3) warned last week of an "alarming" rise in the volume of so-called vishing attacks targeting US financial institutions and consumers.
Phishing attacks commonly take the form of forged emails that attempt to trick consumers into disclosing their online banking login credentials to fraudulent sites in response to bogus warnings that prospective marks need to respond to a "security check".