Report Finds Increased Use of Antispyware But Risk Still Extremely High

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 8, 2005

Press release: Phishing attacks aimed at identity theft now affect roughly one in four Americans (23%) each month, according to the second annual AOL/National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Online Safety Study (11 pages, PDF). Additionally, more than two-thirds of consumers (70%) who received such scam e-mails thought they were from legitimate companies, putting them at high risk of losing sensitive personal information to identity thieves or criminals. The AOL/NCSA Online Safety Study is the largest study of its kind, sending technical experts into hundreds of typical homes to examine personal computers for known security risks and threats.”

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