Phisher’s getting sneakier



The SecurityFix reports on this clever two-factor authentication phishing attempt. They were looking for Citibank Business customers and in addition to username password information they were looking to verify a supplied token. The bottom line is that phishers will look to find any way possible to social engineer you out of your information credentials, whether they’re one-factor, two-factor or three factor, etc….. It appears as though it was a well done phish with a few exceptions and that it even checked some credentials by the citicard site giving an error message if you entered invalid login info.


For things like this, I really think phising toolbars can be a great help. I like Netcraft’s toolbar. Of course, the best defence is awareness and caution. (Likely those that are aware of the phishing scams and cautious about entering login data on just any site are more likely to have an anti-phishing toolbar….)

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • 3 Critical Microsoft Updates, 1 Important, 1 Moderate and 1 re-released Looks like an interesting patch day. Looks like there are several bugs covered by the cumulative IE patch... Sans has a good writeup (7 CVE issues addressed by this 1 patch....) Also the Eolas ActiveX settlement ("Eolas Patent Patch") solution seems to be included in this bundle. Also a MDAC......
  • What a week.... I think it's time to pass along a long story of what's gone on over the last week or so here and some of the reasons there hasn't been anything posted. Generally, I would say that work has been busy, but something happened last week that went a bit beyond......
  • Phishing test... So, I've talked a good deal about phishing scam emails and I had to read when I found this article at the sunbeltblog. They posted a link to a site with some tips on phishing, as well as a "test your phishing smarts" kind of test at mailfrontier.com. I HIGHLY......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Article Marketing Is Far More Powerful Than Many People Realize Article marketing is well known for creating long-term traffic for little investment. Given below are a few article marketing benefits that you should be aware of. Millionaire Secrets Revealed Review is one of those things where the overall influence it has primarily rests on other considerations. So then what you......
  • Tips for Getting Advertisers for Your Site [/caption] Direct advertising is one of the best ways of monetizing a website. However, getting advertisers for your website and eventually closing the deals, is not a simple matter. The following are some things that will attract advertisers to your website. A popular site Before getting direct advertising offers,......
  • Navigating Hunting Sites There are thousands and thousands of hunting sites online. Someone who enjoys hunting and surfing the Internet could spend weeks just discovering new sites and evaluating them. Because so many new sites go up each day, it would be a never ending pursuit. But because there are so many, that......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site