CyberDefender Security Toolbar Reports Latest Phishing Attacks on eBay and PayPal Users and Provides Real-time Protection

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CyberDefender™ Corporation, the security developer with the industry’s most advanced early defense technology, has released its latest CyberDefender Phishing Alert. The CyberDefender Phishing Alert is a phishing attack report highlighting recent phishing scams that are plaguing Internet users and exposing them to identity theft. Currently the Internet’s top risks include two active PayPal phishing scams and an active eBay scam, followed by a number of financial institutions and the IRS. Users of CyberDefender’s free security toolbar are automatically protected against these and other phishing attacks and fake sites. Click here to download: http://antispyware.cyberdefender.com/

CyberDefender™ Corporation, the security developer with the industry’s most advanced early defense technology, has released its latest CyberDefender Phishing Alert. The CyberDefender Phishing Alert is a phishing attack report highlighting recent phishing scams that are plaguing Internet users and exposing them to identity theft.

Currently the Internet’s top risks include two active PayPal phishing scams and an active eBay scam, followed by a number of financial institutions and the IRS. Users of CyberDefender’s free security toolbar are automatically protected against these and other phishing attacks and fake sites. Click here to download: http://antispyware.cyberdefender.com/

CyberDefender has identified the following active phishing attacks for March 15, 2006.

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: PayPal.com

Scam URL: http://www.mobisvet.com.mk/.ww~
Date Discovered: 3/10/2006 11:46:46 AM

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: PayPal.com

Scam URL: http://paypal.com.webscr.cmd.l~
Date Discovered: 3/8/2006 6:53:47 AM

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: eBay.com

Scam URL: http://200.105.237.82/.asp/ind~
Date Discovered: 3/7/2006 4:38:39 PM

For real-time observation of these and other phishing threats go to:

http://www.cyberdefender.com/internet-security-threats/phishing-scam-alerts-vert.html

Top Phishing Attacks in 2006

For the month of March and February:

75% of active phishing attacks are targeting Ebay users

35% of active phishing attacks are targeting PayPal users

5% of active phishing attacks are targeting Wells Fargo users

3% of active phishing attacks are targeting Bank of America

About Phishing Attacks

Webopedia defines phishing as “The act of sending an e-mail to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.” (full definition at http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/p/phishing.html)

About Scam Attacks

A scam website is a website or web page that is designed to look like a legitimate business web site, like a bank or online auction company, or online payment services that exist to steal personal login, password and account information.

About CyberDefender Threat Central

Threat Central and CyberDefender’s Collaborative Internet Security Network™ together form a seamless adaptive network technology providing all CyberDefender users with anti phishing Scam Alerts warning them about new phishing scams. Threat Central automatically analyzes threats and determines whether the phished site is an active scam or an inactive scam. An active scam is one in which the offending website is still active, while an inactive scam is one in which the offending web site is not active but still being monitored. Many phishing sites cycle between active and inactive – sometimes daily, in an effort to avoid detection by Internet Service Providers. Because of this, the CyberDefender Threat Central phishing threats are dynamic, adjusting in real-time as each threat evolves, providing users with the most updated and accurate protection available.

About CyberDefender Corporation (http://www.CyberDefender.com)

About CyberDefender Corporation (http://www.cyberdefender.com)

CyberDefender Corporation is the first company to provide early warning and defense against Internet attacks using a secure high-speed client-to-client relay network. As a result, fast moving threats are updated in about an hour, as opposed to 12 hours or more for existing security providers. CyberDefender works great by itself, providing the first line of defense against spyware, phishing, viruses and worse. CyberDefender’s also complements other security software, providing an additional layer of security on the desktop with the proven ability to catch attacks earlier.

CyberDefender began operations in August 2003. Its earlier products have been downloaded by over 12 million consumers. The new CyberDefender technology was implemented in 2005 and products using the technology include the CyberDefender Security Toolbar 2006 (free internet security) and CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006 (spyware remover), with additional Internet security suite products slated for release during 2006.

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