Phishing Update: Banks, Businesses Targeted
On Oct. 7, the U.S. government announced the results of "Operation Phish Phry," which saw 100 suspects in two countries charged with being part of a major multinational phishing ring.
And although these indictments are the most ever in a cyber crime case, Dave Jevans of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) says, in the grand scheme of global phishing scams ... this is a tiny catch, indeed.
In an exclusive interview on phishing trends, Jevans discusses:
Jevans is the Chairman and Founder of the Anti-Phishing Working Group, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating identity theft and fraud on the Internet. The APWG has over 1,500 member companies and agencies worldwide. Membership is limited to banks and other financial institutions, ISPs, law enforcement agencies and security technology vendors.
David has over 10 years of business experience in the Internet security industry, and has founded two high-tech startups, been through IPO, mergers and acquisitions.