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Phising

  1. 1. PHISHING
  2. 2. What is ‘Phishing’ ?Phishing is the act of attempting to acquirevaluable information such as usernames,passwords, credit cards details, account data,etc by pretending as a trustworthy entity in anelectronic communication.
  3. 3. History of PhishingPhreaking + Fishing = Phishing Phreaking = Making phone calls for free back in70’s. Fishing = Use bait to lure the target.Phishing in 1995 Target : AOL users (America Online Users) Purpose : Getting account passwords. Threat level : Low. Techniques : Similar name, social engineering.
  4. 4. History Of Phishing (cont.) Phishing in 2001 Target : Ebayers and major banks. Purpose : Getting credit card numbers, accounts. Threat level : Medium. Techniques : Same in 1995. Phishing in 2007 Target : Paypal, banks, ebay. Purpose : Bank accounts. Threat level : High. Techniques : Browser vulnerabilities.
  5. 5. Why they Phish?Phishing is like playing the odds - simple to do and high gain for little work. - no real knowledge necessary - 4.5 people out of 10 fall for it.Most is for financial gain - Money - Account information. - Identity theft. Some do it to spread malicious programs that in turncarry out others attacks.
  6. 6. Techniques of PhishingSpear Phishing.Clone Phishing.Whaling.Link Manipulation.Filter Evasion.Website Forgery.Phone Phishing.
  7. 7. Targets and Victims…Phishers are mainly targeting the customers ofbanks and online payment services.The others sectors are :-Health care.Lotteries/ Contests.Money transfer.Worlds events.Employment opportunities.
  8. 8. Damaged caused by Phishing…20,00,000 emails are sent.5% get to the end user – 1,00,000.5% click on the phishing link – 5,000.2% enter data into the phishing site – 100.$1,200 from each person who enters data.Potential reward - $1,20,000. In 2005, The David Levi phishing gang fromUK was caught. It operated for 12 months with 6members and made over $3,60,000 from 160people using an Ebay Phishing Scam.
  9. 9. How to detect Phishing?Bad Grammar.Generic Salutations.Account Information request / threats fromcompanies we don’t use.Hovering over links/ long URL service.Unknown senders.
  10. 10. Anti – Phishing Steps3P’s – Proclaim, Protect, Pursue. Proclaim in all correspondence the use of anofficial mark.Protect all messages, web pages with the mark.Pursue all imposters
  11. 11. Possible SolutionKeep the browser updated.Keep the anti-virus updated.Use a firewall and keep it turned on.Use digitally signed documents only.Never respond to an email asking for personalinformation.Never click on a link on the email. Retype theaddress in a new window.
  12. 12. Presented By:- SAYANTAN SUR BCA(H) – 2 THANK YOU

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