CyberDefender Phishing Alert: CyberDefender Reports Washington Mutual US Bank Phishing and PayPal Phishing Scams Plaguing Internet Users

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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 Scam Alert. The CyberDefender Phishing Alert is a phishing scam report highlighting recent phishing scams that are plaguing Internet users and exposing them to identity theft.

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.

CyberDefender(tm) Corporation, the security developer with the Internet's most advanced early defense technology, has released its latest CyberDefender Phishing Scam Alert. The CyberDefender Phishing Alert is a phishing scam report highlighting recent phishing scams that are plaguing Internet users and exposing them to identity theft.

Currently the Internet's top risks include a new active US Bank phishing scam for Washington Mutual and numerous PayPal 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 new phishing attacks for October 23, 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: PayPal.com

Scam URL: http://74.96.130.64:8011/http://www.p~
Date Discovered: 10/23/2006 12:25:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: wamu.com

Scam URL: http://www.teloha.com/~sagem/w~
Date Discovered: 10/20/2006 10:56:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: PayPal.com

Scam URL: http://219.238.129.183/signin.~
Date Discovered: 10/20/2006 08:46:08

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 a privately-held company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The first company to provide early warning and defense against Internet attacks using a secure high-speed client-to-client relay network, CyberDefender's technology and PC security applications provide an early line of defense against spyware, viruses, phishing and other threats. CyberDefender began operations in August 2003 and its earlier products have been downloaded by over 12 million consumers.

CyberDefender's products using the early detection technology include the CyberDefender Security Toolbar(tm) 2006 (free anti-phishing protection) and CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006tm (scanner and spyware remover), with a new line of Early Detection Center(tm)(EDC) security products slated for release during Q4, 2006.

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