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.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 29, 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 phishing and email scams that are plaguing Internet users and exposing them to Internet identity theft.
Currently the Internet's top risks include a new active NCUA.gov phishing scam targeting Internet users.
CyberDefender has identified the following new phishing attacks for December 22, 2006. To view these and other phishing threats in real-time go to:
CyberDefender Threat Level: Active Scam
Date Discovered: 12/22/2006 17:12:00
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
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 website, 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 Central
The CyberDefender Early Alert Center™ and CyberDefender's Collaborative Internet Security Network ™together form a seamless adaptive network technology providing all CyberDefender users with free Internet security tools. The Early Alert Center automatically 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. 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 spyware detection and 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, phishing scams 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™ 2006 (free anti phishing protection) and CyberDefender AntiSpyware 2006™ (free spyware detection), with a new line of Early Detection Center(tm)(EDC) security products slated for release during Q4, 2006.