CyberDefender Phishing Alert: CyberDefender Reports 633 New Phishing Scams Have Plagued Internet Users since January 2006

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CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the security developer with the Internet's most advanced early defense technology, has released its latest CyberDefender Phishing Alert. CyberDefender early detection technology reported a total of 633 new phishing scams from January through July 2006. Of these, 302 eBay and 246 PayPal scams plagued Internet users, while 32 Chase and 12 Bank of America scams were also reported.

CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the security developer with the Internet's most advanced early defense technology, has released its latest CyberDefender Phishing Alert. CyberDefender early detection technology reported a total of 633 new phishing scams from January through July 2006. Of these, 302 eBay and 246 PayPal scams plagued Internet users, while 32 Chase and 12 Bank of America scams were also reported. 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 ten new active eBay phishing scams targeting Internet users. CyberDefender's free Security Toolbar users are automatically protected against these and other phishing attacks and fake sites. Click here to download: http://www.cyberdefender.com/internet-security-company/download_toolbar.htm

CyberDefender has identified the following three out of ten new eBay phishing attacks for August 7, 2006. To view these and other phishing threats in real-time go to:

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

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: eBay.com

Scam URL: http://222.82.249.235/.../sign~

Date Discovered: 08/07/2006 12:23:40

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: eBay.com

Scam URL: http://83.97.97.230:8000/_sec/~
Date Discovered: 08/07/2006 12:20:31

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: eBay.com

Scam URL: http://83.97.97.230:8000/_logi~
Date Discovered: 08/07/2006 12:14:18

Top Phishing Attacks from January through July 2006:

302 phishing attacks targeted eBay users

246 phishing attacks targeted PayPal users

12 phishing attacks targeted Bank of America users

32 phishing attacks targeted Chase Bank users

Threat Central - Phishing Alerts

Scam Alert Central automatically analyzes threats and calculates risk levels. This process takes place in real-time, providing you with the most updated and accurate protection available. For real-time observation of these and other phishing threats go to:

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

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(tm) and CyberDefender's Collaborative Internet Security Network(tm) 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)

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 also complements other security software, providing an additional layer of security on the desktop with the proven ability to catch attacks earlier.

CyberDefender was co-founded by Chief Executive Officer Gary Guseinov and Chief Information Officer Igor Barash 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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