Phishing attacks continue to increase
The Anti-Phishing Working Group reports a 180 percent increase
in phishing attacks in April 2004 over the previous month.
Phishing attacks employ spoofed e-mails and fraudulent Web
sites in an attempt to trick recipients into revealing personal
or financial information such as bank account numbers, personal
identification numbers (PIN) and social security numbers.
a total of 1,125 "unique" phishing attacks
were reported, with financial services the sector most commonly
targeted for attacks.
Working Group, 24 May 2004, )
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The Government of Canada Public Safety Portal's Identity Theft
Web page can be accessed at http://www.safecanada.ca/link_e.asp?category=5&topic=115&ACTIVE=NO.
The RCMP has a number of best practices related to identity
theft available at http://www.rcmp.ca/scams/identity_e.htm.
The department of the Solicitor General of Canada (now Public
Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada) and the U.S. Department
of Justice co-authored a special report on identity theft that
is available at http://www.psepc.gc.ca/publications/policing/Identity_Theft_Consumers_e.asp.
Source: OCIPEP Daily Brief