Do Phishers Need To Get More Personalized?
from the how-nice-of-them dept
With so much personal data being leaked it seems like scammers don’t have to work very hard at all to get the basics of the info they need to be an identity thief. Of course, the real trick is to get much more sensitive data, and one firm is claiming that a new breed of phishing scams takes the data stolen earlier and uses it to personalize a new phishing attack to get more sensitive data out of you. Of course, the article doesn’t give any proof of this at all. It just quotes one security firm that claims it’s true — and they certainly have reasons for making you think phishing scams are getting worse. Still, you could see how people would be more likely to fall for a phishing scam that included a lot of accurate data — but it seems like a little more evidence is needed on this scam before people start getting too worked up about it.