During the last couple of months, there were individuals arrested because of writing malwares. There was the author of the blaster worm and also with the Zotob worm. It is good that malicious hackers or vxers are being tracked and arrested. This time a group of individuals suspected to be behind several phishing attacks were caught. Let me quote Gadi in his blog.
“changing the economics of the business, making phishing less profitable or more dangerous for the Bad Guys.”
Kindly follow the following link for the original article from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/jan06/01-20BulgariaPhishingPR.mspx
It is always advised that internet users should be educated about several attack vectors a hacker may opt to use, one is phishing. You may want to read about phising and how to counteract them. Here’s some links you can try to read on:
Basically, make sure that the URL that you see on your browser is the right one especially when username and password are required (that includes credit card numbers and bank accounts). Example is when you’re visiting Ebay, if the web site of Ebay is http://www.ebay.com then it should be the one displayed in your browsers url link and not http://my.e-bay.com or whatsoever.