Phish Fighters

7 Oct

A vigilante group called the Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination have come together to fight phishing. As you may recall, the act of phishing is getting consumers to devuldge credit numbers and passwords through phoney websites and emails. These scams start with a fake email calling you to solicit immediate action by clicking on a link. Then they transport a you to fake website that remarkably resembles the company’s to a “t”.

Now a group of volunteers are fighting back by tracking phishers and shutting them down.
Their website offers you the ability to report their email directly from their homepage. As with all vigilante justice, this is great, but is this job for volunteers?


http://www.castlecops.com/pirt

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