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phisher

A person who uses email to fraudulently obtain valid data from a user. Pronounced "fisher." See phishing.
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Phishing attacks targeting cloud storage providers continued to decline in Q2, signaling a clear shift in targets by phishers.
This approach suggests that the phishing websites hosted on the same net blocks or autonomous system number (ASN) are from the same phisher and attempts to estimate the extent of phishing and its losses.
where the phisher tacks their targeting email onto a pre-existing
Phishers wish to irrationally alarm recipients into providing sensitive information without thinking clearly about the repercussions.
This way, a phisher can infect dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of websites at one time.
To craft relevant email content, phisher spies a target before the attack through a previous intrusion or from online information about the organization or its specific key members.
That's because phishers and other fraudsters are once again taking a technology that can do so much good and twisting it for criminal use.
The APWG industrial advisory, "What To Do If Your Web Site Has Been Hacked by Phishers," was developed and authored by Dave Piscitello of ICANN and Suzy Clarke of ASB Bank in New Zealand.
The longer a phishing site remains online, the more identities and money the phisher is able to steal from unsuspecting victims," said Mr.
This e-mail can also be easily copied by the phisher.
Laura Mather, Senior Scientist at MarkMonitor and Managing Director of Operational Policy for APWG said, "We are seeing executives of companies receiving specially targeted emails that attempt to do two things: 1) Install malware to give the phisher access to the corporations' systems and 2) Gain access to the corporations' bank accounts.
We have seen cases where the phisher will put thousands of URLs on the same domain.