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Jan132009

“in-session phishing” – Browser bug allow phishing without e-mail

A bug found in all major browsers could make it easier for criminals to steal online banking credentials using a new type of attack called “in-session phishing,” according to researchers at security vendor Trusteer. In-session phishing (pdf) gives the bad guys a solution to the biggest problem facing phishers these days: how to reach new victims. In a traditional phishing attack, the scammers send out millions of phoney e-mail messages disguised to look like they come from legitimate companies, such as banks or online payment companies.

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