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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

PayPal Most Targetted By Phishers In May 2011

Kaspersky Labs, a leading internet security company, has released a report on phishing victims in May, 2011. According to the report, PayPal, not surprisingly remains the top company targetted by phishers, leading by 23.28%. Meanwhile, the country that generated the most spam mail was India, with 11.35% share of the pie. Hhmm I never realised this.

Also, May was the month that Osama bin Laden was killed by America and spammers took it to the (online) street by making use of the news story and tricking web users to click on links purportedly showing graphic images of Osama being killed, that unfortunately lead them to phishing websites.


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