CyberDefender Phishing Scam Alert: Wells Fargo, Bank of Scotland and Bank of America Phishing Scams Put Users at Risk for Internet Identity Theft

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CyberDefender™ Corporation, the security developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection technology and Internet security tools, has released its latest CyberDefender Phishing Scam Alert, a report highlighting recent email and phishing scams that are plaguing Internet users and exposing them to Internet identity theft. Currently the Internet's top risks include new active Wells Fargo, Bank of Scotland and Bank of America phishing scams targeting Internet users. CyberDefender has identified the following new phishing attacks for December 12, 2006.

CyberDefender™ Corporation, the security developer with the Internet's most advanced early detection technology and Internet security tools, has released its latest CyberDefender Phishing Scam Alert, a report highlighting recent email and phishing scams that are plaguing Internet users and exposing them to Internet identity theft.

Currently the Internet's top risks include new active Wells Fargo, Bank of Scotland and Bank of America phishing scams targeting Internet users.

CyberDefender has identified the following new phishing attacks for December 12, 2006. To view these and other phishing threats in real-time go to: http://www.cyberdefender.com/phishing_alerts.html

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: wellsfargo.com

Scam URL: http://go.mappoint.net/wellsfa. . .

Date Discovered: 12/13/2006 10:34:53

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: http://www.bankofscotland.co.uk
Scam URL: http://219.234.167.230/id07773. . .

Date Discovered: 12/12/2006 17:49:00

CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam

Target pages: bankofamerica.com

Scam URL: http://www.jc-morscheid.de/dow. . .

Date Discovered: 12/12/2006 17:32:00

CyberDefenderFREE 2.0 users are automatically protected against these and other phishing attacks and fake sites. Click here to download:

http://www.cyberdefender.com/products.html

Early Alert Center - Phishing Alerts

The Early Alert Center 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/phishing_alerts.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 Early Alert Center

The CyberDefender Early Alert Center™ analyzes threats and calculates the risk levels of suspicious files and processes. This expert system tests and ranks the threat on a Universal Severity Scale™, and updates the CyberDefender threat database automatically, providing all CyberDefender users with free Internet security tools. Because of this, the CyberDefender Early Alert Center antivirus and security alerts are dynamic; adjusting in real-time as each threat evolves, providing users with the most updated and accurate virus protection available. This threat assessment process is significantly faster than traditional methods.

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 Internet security tool applications provide an early line of defense against hijack spyware, viruses, malware, US bank phishing, adware and other threats. CyberDefender began operations in August 2003 and its earlier products have been downloaded by over 12 million consumers.

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

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