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PayPal Most Phished, Facebook Most Blocked 37

Orome1 writes "OpenDNS released statistics about which websites were commonly blocked — and which websites users were frequently given access to — in 2010. The report additionally details the companies online scammers targeted in 2010, as well as where the majority of phishing websites were hosted. Facebook is both one of the most blocked and the most allowed websites, reflecting the push/pull of allowing social sites in schools and the workplace. On the other hand, 45 percent of all phishing attempts made in 2010 were targeting PayPal."
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PayPal Most Phished, Facebook Most Blocked

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  • Re:Obscurity FTW (Score:5, Informative)

    by CastrTroy ( 595695 ) on Tuesday January 25, 2011 @09:18PM (#35002300) Homepage
    This is the problem with PayPal. They actually do send real emails to customers about their account. Because this is the only way they can contact their customers. Everybody knows (or should know) that your bank will never send you an email and ask you to verify account information. And and disregard any email that is apparently coming from your bank. However, many people will trust an email that appears to be from PayPal, because paypal regularly corresponds with customers via email. Paypal is basically a bank that only works via email. Which makes it a prime target for phishers.

Stinginess with privileges is kindness in disguise. -- Guide to VAX/VMS Security, Sep. 1984