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Technical Trends in Phishing Attacks

Original release date: June 22, 2012 | Last revised: February 06, 2013


Phishing, the act of stealing personal information via the internet for the purpose of committing financial fraud, has become a significant criminal activity on the internet. This paper identifies several technical capabilities that are used to conduct phishing scams, reviews the trends in these capabilities over the past two years, and describes currently deployed countermeasures.

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