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Phishing increases

Date: February 28, 2006
Source: ZDNet Australia
By: Munir Kotadia

The number of phishing Web sites grew by around 65 percent in December, which experts say is due to the increasing use of easy-to-use phishing kits.

The Anti-Phishing Working Group's report for December revealed that although the number of phishing e-mails fell between November and December last year, the number of fraudulent Web sites increased from 4630 to 7197, which is a new record.

Security companies say the increasing number of phishing Web sites can be attributed to the easy availability of phishing kits, which are tools that can be used by relatively non-technical people to create and manage multiple phishing sites.
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