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Phishers Don't Like Monday
"Symantec is declaring 2006 as the year that fraud grew up."

That is an interesting opening to the article that discusses the changes that Symantec has witnessed over the last year in regards to phishing and the evolution of the tactics and methods used to attempt to defraud the cyber community.  According to their observations they indicate an increase in VOIP and SMS targets. 

Symantec's observation is that the bad guys like 3 day weekends as well and take a break from their life of crime.  They also indicate that Mondays are usually the quietest days for new phishing emails and Tuesday they ramp back up.  Humm.  Interesting, guess I will have to pay closer attention to the spam in my filter.

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ISC Handler
Dec 4th 2006

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