With news that there are sites now out there offering DIY Phish kits ( see ZDNet's article ) are we going to start seeing a massive rise in "have a go" Cyber-Criminals out to make a buck.
Although the majority of those who would require a tool to achieve their "dream" of making a quick illegal buck should be sloppy enough to leave traceable fingerprints. However will we see start to see an increase from those more capable of masking their tracks trying to "hide in the pack"?
So what to do? Well as with an interaction you make over the Internet we have to use our common sense. When recieving an e-mail from a bank asking us to update our contact details, think would a company who supposidly values my custom really adopt such an inpersonal way to conduct business with us. You most probably, as would I, think yes as its the most cost effective method. But institutions such as banks are now wising up to the issue at hand, i have to read and click through a phishing warning everytime I now log onto my interactive bank account.
So how can we help fight this latest threat to our information, and more ultimately our hard earned cash? Here are a few pointers so that we can all help to battle this latest attempt to defraud the internet community:
Remeber keep safe out there, its your information and your money that they are trying to steal. If you are in the slightest bit unsure about anything requesting your personal information, delete the e-mail / close the browser. Better safe than sorry ( as my Dad still tries to instill in me to this day )