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Phishing attacks on the rise

The number of unique phishing websites detected by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) rose to 55,643 in April 2007, a massive jump of nearly 35,000 from March.

The number of unique phishing websites detected by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) rose to 55,643 in April 2007, a massive jump of nearly 35,000 from March.

Similar to tactics employed by phishing gangs in late 2006, APWG researchers encountered phishers placing thousands of phishing URLs under the same domain.

The number of brands being attacked was 174, which included non-financial brands such as social networking, VoIP, and large web-based e-mail providers.

The number of unique phishing reports submitted to APWG in April was 23,656, a drop of over 1,000 from March. Financial services continues to be the most targeted industry sector at 92.5% and APWG noted that several large US banks are among the most attacked brands.

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