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Submission + - 10%+ Phishing victims?

arminw writes: "One in 10 internet users respond to phish attacks!

It seems incredible that the numbers are this high. No wonder I get a large number of these in my junk mail box.

Here is from the article in New Scientist:

One in 10 internet users may be lured into handing over sensitive personal information such as a credit card number, by fraudulent "phishing" emails, research suggests.

A phishing message closely resembles a legitimate email from a genuine bank or online shop. It typically encourages the recipient to click on a link that leads to a bogus version of that company's website, where they are asked to enter their account information. This data is then captured and can be used to pilfer a bank or shop account.

The rest of the article is here:

http://www.newscientisttech.com/article/dn10347-on e-in-10-snared-by-fake-phishing-messages.html"

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