Couple of stories about phishing in the last few days. Phishing, if you don’t know, is where naughty people send you an email, ostensibly from your bank (or some other such institution), telling you that you need to ‘reconfirm’ your user name and password for online banking, or somesuch. When you click the link, you arrive at a web site which looks exactly like the bank’s. Except it isn’t. And if you do enter in your details, the naughty people then use those to clean your account out.
Phishing was up 50% in January, according to the Anti-Phishing Working Group.