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Microsoft Research Reveals New Trends in Cybercrime

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Microsoft Corp. today released research showing an acceleration in the number of security attacks designed to steal personal information or trick people into providing it through social engineering. Microsoft’s most recent Security Intelligence Report, a comprehensive analysis of the threat landscape, shows that attackers are increasingly targeting personal information to make a profit and are threatening to impact people’s privacy. The report found that during the first half of 2007, 31.6 million phishing scams were detected, an increase of more than 150 percent over the previous six months. The study also shows a 500 percent increase in trojan downloaders and droppers, malicious code used to install files such as trojans, password stealers, keyboard loggers and other malware on users’ systems.


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Glad to know they're staying on top of things. IE has warned me several times when I was entering a phishing site - esp. paypal and ebay.
 
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Devils advocate for a second here >;]
So what its turned around now? Its the nerds and 12 year old girls getting back at all the bullies, rapists, corporate titans, and so on?!? In a way isn't this kind of ironic.
/end rant

Sorry just had to paint that picture.
 
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Ya know what might help stop all of this would be just a touch of common sense. If you didn't want to go somewhere then why are you there? And if you don't know why you are there maybe you shouldn't be entering your credit card number.