ict phishing presentation
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Presented by:Fakhruddin Mustaffa
What is “Phishing”??? » Technique for acquiring your personal information and subsequently
committing fraud in your name. » Include stealing your identity or emptying your checking and
savings accounts. » A form of cyber-crime that's growing faster than the ability of the
police or courts to deal with it. » Simply a play on the word "fishing" — scammers drop email lures into
the sea of Internet users, hoping to hook your personal information. » More dangerous variation called “spear phishing” » More insidious than regular phishing. » Assume that your sensitive information has been captured or is at risk. » Until you’ve installed and run an anti-spyware program, do not log in
to any of your financial accounts. » Crimeware will record your password and account information and
transmit it to the crooks, who then sell it to the highest bidder. 2
How does it occur??? » Conducted by email. » Receive an authentic-looking email message that
appears to come from a legitimate business. » Ask you to divulge or verify personal data such as an
account number, password, credit card number or Social Security number.
» Possible for you to be phished by mail, telephone or even in person.
» Through the use of Instant Messaging (IM), which can also be used for identity theft as well as spreading viruses and spyware.
Who perpetrates it??? » Phishers are scam artists. » Send millions of emails, realizing that even few recipients
give them identifying information. » Purchase software specifically designed to help set up and
manage a phishing scam site.
Who is affected by phishing? » Popular targets are users of online banking services and
auction sites. » Email address has been made public anywhere on the
Internet then you are more susceptible to phishing. » Scammers can use spidering or Web-crawling programs to
search the Internet and collect millions of email addresses.
• Be on guard
• Don't fill out a form on a Web site unless you know it is secure.
• Regularly check your bank, credit and debit card statements (paper and online).
• Ensure that your browser is up to date.
• Install and maintain antivirus and anti-spyware software
• Consider installing a phish-blocking toolbar on your Web browser.
• Stay informed.
*Phishing attacks usually target: - Bank information – such as VISA and PayPal accounts. - Username and password information. - Social Security numbers. - Mother maiden’s name can be used to retrieve forgotten
or lost credentials. *The above information allows scammers to: - Make fraudulent charges on your credit or debit card. - Make use of your credentials on different online services
to commit crime without being caught.
• Disturbing signs of evolving.• Attacks becoming savvier & attackers beginning to
share code and techniques with virus writers called crackers.
• Slow down unless service providers adequately address consumer security concerns in the form of strong authentication.
• Time to educate their users on how to spot a phishing attack.
• Email requests for passwords, credit card numbers, and other private data are never legitimate.
Date of searching the information on the internet; -15 FEBRUARY 2013 Web;http://www.ncsu.edu/it/essentials/antivirus_security/phishing/