Issue No. 01 - January-February (2005 vol. 3)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2005.21
New research suggests that phishing attacks, although increasing rapidly, aren?t proliferating on a wildfire basis. Instead, they might actually be controlled by a small number of criminal organizations, and dollar losses once estimated at over US$1 billion might be just above one tenth of that. However, the psychological toll phishing scams place on both service providers and end users can still cripple e-commerce.
phishing attacks, zombie machines
G. Goth, "Phishing Attacks Rising, But Dollar Losses Down," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 3, no. , pp. 8, 2005.