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"Phishing" is the hot new identity theft scam. An unsuspectingvictim receives an e-mail that seems to come from a bank or otherfinancial institution, and it contains a link to a Web site wheres/he is asked to provide account details. The site lookslegitimate, and 3 to 5 percent of people who receive the e-mail goon to surrender their information-to crooks. One e-mail monitoringorganization reported 2.3 billion phishing messages in February2004 alone.

If that weren't enough, the crooks have expanded theiroperations to include malicious code that steals identityinformation without the computer user's knowledge. Thousands ofcomputers are compromised each day, and phishing code isincreasingly becoming part of the standard exploits.
Written by a phishing security expert at a top financialinstitution, this unique book helps IT professionals respond tophishing incidents. After describing in detail what goes intophishing expeditions, the author provides step-by-step directionsfor discouraging attacks and responding to those that have alreadyhappened.

In Phishing, Rachael Lininger:

Offers case studies that reveal the technical ins and outs ofimpressive phishing attacks. Presents a step-by-step model for phishing prevention. Explains how intrusion detection systems can help preventphishers from attaining their goal-identity theft. Delivers in-depth incident response techniques that can quicklyshutdown phishing sites.
Published: Wiley on
ISBN: 9780764599224
List price: $29.99
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