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  • n. Plural form of phisher.


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  • After doing some research, you learn that you could be a victim of "keystroke loggers" in Eastern Europe, "phishers" in Canada, a rogue call center employee in the Philippines, or just a plain, old-fashioned fraudulent business that could be located anywhere in the world.

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  • These are often sent by "phishers" who are also hackers, scammers, identity theft criminals or spammers.


  • The "phishers" then use the information to commit identity theft, a type of criminal activity that can include creating false bank accounts, maxing out credit cards and taking out loans in the victim's name.

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  • The bad guys, or "phishers", create an email that looks VERY much like an official email from some important entity, like eBay, MSN, Paypal, or perhaps a bank.

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  • The "phishers" then take that information and use it for criminal purposes, such as identity theft and fraud.

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  • Even 'phishers' have now got in on the game, taking their scams to these social networking communities.

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  • That's the Internet of 2011: along with all of the good things it brings, online criminals, hackers and "phishers" are finding increasingly sophisticated ways to hijack Facebook accounts.

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  • Our main problem is the virus writers, the bot authors, the spammers and the phishers.

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  • Contrary to what we witnessed in the first half of this year, phishers came back with a vengeance in the third quarter, says IBM researcher Holly Stewart.

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  • Mac users get victimized by a certain, very active segment of the cyber underground -- phishers -- just as often as PC users, says Randy Abrams, director of technical education at antivirus firm Eset.

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