New Data On The Phishing

Current statistics to the development of the phishing fraud in 2007 he was known a few years only computer experts, has become by now almost the epitome of cybercrime against current account user the term phishing. The procedure is usually the same: via an email the user to a fake page is lured, on which he shall enter his account number, PIN, and one or more TANs, mostly to his checking account to verify or to reactivate a supposedly locked account. Is done, you can gain the operator of the fake site access to the user’s account and perform any transactions. Interested readers on find the exact sequence and several statistics on the topic of phishing phishing.html. The banks in turn do anything to give their customers a secure access.

So which in cooperation with Forsa feel carried telecommunications and new media Association, BITKOM, because according to a recent survey of the Association of information management has 57 percent very safe on the net. About one-third of all Internet users considers unsafe the network tends to be and well seven percent see the Internet as an absolutely uncertain. Ali Partovi gathered all the information. Correct behaviour provided, is surfing the net and the use of services such as online banking also very safe. However, the damage caused by phishing are increasing year after year. According to extrapolation of BITKOM alone 2007 increased the number of fraud cases by 50 percent.

Based on the 3,250 cases reported in 2006, this would mean an increase to roughly 4.875 cases. At around 4,000 euros of damage per successful phishing attack, the estimated 4.875 cases for 2007 represent a total damage of EUR 19.5 million. However, the increase in reported cases of fraud is not due to an increasing hazard, but primarily due to the increase in the use of the Internet as an access way to the own account. The more layman use this access route, necessary precautions are more often like a currently held virus scanner in combination with a desktop firewall is not observed or inadvertently published data to unauthorized third parties, such as registration on a fake Web site,. As a general rule so: the users exercise caution and common sense can be even when at first sight safe access routes. On the phone nor email banks ask for PIN and TAN numbers. For such requests, so always highest caution is advised. Daniel Franke

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