19 Jun '11, 2am

Seduction on the web

Seduction on the web

LIKE the spider luring the fly into his web, hackers are "seducing" their victims and luring them to their websites. A major way for cybercriminals to obtain confidential data is by creating fake websites to host malicious software (malware) or to trick you into providing this information (phishing), says Nigel Tan, the Asia-South principal consultant at online security company Symantec Corporation (Malaysia). Symantec's study shows that spikes in hacking and phishing occur during major events in the world, like the recent British Royal Wedding or the tsunami tragedy in Japan. Hackers take advantage of these events to get people to click on links to their fake websites so that they can steal people's confidential information. "It is human nature to get the latest update of an important global event or to see pictures of a tragedy. Hackers exploit this by sending emails wit...

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