Washington Post: “33 Arrested as FBI Busts Global ‘Phishing’ Ring”

09 October 2009 Internet, IT & e-Discovery Blog Blog
Authors: Peter Vogel

Great news and I guess the FBI is following my blog! The day following my blog about large scale phishing attacks the FBI reported that “law enforcement authorities in California, Nevada and North Carolina arrested 33 people Wednesday as part of an international crackdown on "phishing," e-mail scams that trick people into giving personal and financial data to counterfeit Web sites.”

Phishing Scam Spooked FBI Director Off E-Banking

Really great to know that even the FBI Director Robert Mueller almost fell for a phishing scam. So clearly if Director Mueller is susceptible, isn’t everyone? Everyone needs to be careful.

Good Advice- Read the Phishing Emails

As I blogged that Paypal contacted me, but I didn’t fall for the scam...it was pretty obvious because the email I got was misspelled:.    (ending with a capital eye rather than a small l) so look closely at the email I received and decide if you would respond to an email like this:

If people read emails and see that PayPaI is misspelled or the content doesn’t add up...they should think twice before responding…and hopefully advoid falling for the latest phishing scam!
 

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