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anatomy-of-a-phishing-attack-response

There is a great article with superb detail over on the Gonzo Banker site about how a bank responded to a phishing attack:

highly-highly-targeted-attacks-against

I've blogged in the past about targeted phishing attacks and Alex Eckelberry has analyzed a particularly nasty example.. According to the Register the scam is highly targeted:

the BBB scam is narrowly targeted and is aimed at those who are likely to have the most sensitive information to lose. No more than one executive of a company is targeted, and the email goes to great lengths to get the names of the exec and the exec's company correct.
What's not clear is whether the attackers are trying to get corporate information from an executive's PC or just personal information from high-value targets. More than likely the answer is both

hsbc-accuses-competitors-of-competing

From ZDNet UK:

Speaking at the Gartner IT Security Summit 2006, Brendan Pickering, group head of fraud technology at HSBC, accused rival banks of getting into an "arms race" approach to authentication.
What is next? Lowering interest rates to gain market share? Having people in a branch? Advertising? Where will it stop?

eat-the-rich

I found this interesting from a risk-management perspective for financial service firms: Atlanta-based WiFi security provider AirDefense says they are seeing "Evil Twin" attacks in locations that cater to high-networth individuals, such as: "first class lounge of an international airport, and in garages that specialize in expensive cars that offered Wi-Fi while you wait. Train station lounges had also been targeted."

do-you-tear-up-unsolicited-credit-card-offers

To test whether tearing up a credit card application is sufficient, this man tore one into little bits, taped it back together and mailed it in

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