AOL starts campaign against phishing sites

Posted on Thursday, Apr 21 2005 @ 00:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AOL and Cyota started a campaign to identify and block fraudulent phishing websites:
AOL wants to block access to sites that spoof pages from its own service, as well as those that imitate other legitimate businesses such as banks, credit card providers, and online auctioneers. AOL subscribers can report suspected phishing sites by using a "report spam" button in AOL's software, and users who try to access known phishing sites will be notified that they are visiting a potentially dangerous site, AOL says.
More details at PC World


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