August 23, 2005 2:47 PM PDT
Phishers go fishing in July
While fewer phishing attacks were seen in July, the attacks are getting more sophisticated. Phishers are increasingly adding malicious software to their Web sites that is installed surreptitiously on the computers of unsuspecting users. This software captures keystrokes or screenshots and sends those to the attacker. In July there were 918 phishing Web sites hosting malicious code, up from 526 in June and 495 in May, according to the APWG.