December 20, 2006

One criminal gang involved in half of phishing attacks

Expert says Romanian “Rock Phish” gang responsible for half of worldwide phishing attacks

Over half of phishing emails in the world are thought to come from just one criminal gang, according to a security expert.

Ken Dunham, director of the VeriSign’s security research unit iDefense Rapid Response Team, said that the gang, called “Rock Phish”, is “likely responsible for 50 percent or more of current phishing attacks today.” …

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