2004: Year of the Cyber-Crime Pandemic
Source: eWeek - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Security Internet crime and security have gotten a lot more complicated in the past year, with phishing and spyware constantly taking on new forms.

Remember scoffing at people who didn't know any better than to click on e-mail attachments from unknown senders, thus exposing their systems to computer viruses? Boy, has Internet crime and security gotten more complicated in the past year.

In November alone, there were 8,459 new, unique phishing e-mail messages reported to the Anti-Phishing Working Group. That's nearly four times the number received in August and represents an average monthly growth rate of 34 percent since July.

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