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More targeted hacker attacks

Date: March 12, 2007

Corporate IT managers should re-double efforts to guard against targeted attacks, which will increase in scope and subtlety this year, according to security experts.

Attacks aimed at stealing vital personal and financial information are on the rise, according to a report from software firm CA Inc., based in Islandia, New York.

Phishing attacks are largely directed at consumers, but scam artistes are also infiltrating machines of enterprise employees. A common channel for such attacks are online porn or gambling sites workers may visit using their office computer, according to the report titled CA 2007 Internet Threat Outlook.
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