Phishing attacks soar as viral onslaught wanes

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Phishing attacks soar as viral onslaught wanes

The volume of phishing attacks on UK businesses in July increased 45 per cent, according to email security company BlackSpider Technologies. BlackSpider detected more than 360,000 emails carrying a phishing threat in July, compared to just under 250,000 in June 2005.

Spam levels reached a yearly high in July, accounting for 77 per cent of all emails processed by BlackSpider. Meanwhile virus-laden emails dropped slightly from 2.9 per cent in June to 2.6 per cent in July.

Read the complete story. (The Register)