Phishing Activity Trends Report
Phishing is a form of identity theft that uses spoof emails to lure people to fake websites and trick them into giving their personal and financial information. This report shows the number of phishing emails sent and shows trends within them - how long the false sites stay live, where they are hosted, and other information about how this sort of fraud is being used.
Special Report on "Phishing"
This report from the Department of Justice gives background on phishing, shows the potential risks of responding to phishing email, and explains the legality of this sort of identity theft. It provides suggestions for internet users, including ways to get in contact with a major financial organization to confirm that any email received is legitimate.
How Not to Get Hooked by a "Phishing" Scam
This alert from the Federal Trade Commission suggests practical tips for consumers to help them identify and resist phishing schemes. It recommends anti-virus software and a firewall, because at times these emails can be infected and plan on spreading to other email addresses in your address book. Finally, it shows the best way to report these scams to the authorities.
Phishing Scams: Understanding the Latest Trends
Find statistics related to phishing and methods these spoofers use to deceive people into believing they are entering their personal information into legitimate websites. This paper shows what to watch for in email and how to identify a false site, as well as how popup windows that appear to be from secure sites can be false. This report also explains what happens with the gathered information, as well as giving a prediction for the future of phishing.