Monday, 29 October 2012

Advance Technology to catch Phishing Attacks

Phishing is known as the attempt to get users to reveal personal and sensitive information through sending emails purporting to be coming from legitimate sources. It is very apparent in today’s IT industry bringing along more damages as its stays active for a longer period of time.

Phishers are getting smarter and more strategic. They are “compromising legitimate websites using automated attack tools,” which means that they do not just hack one account at a time but they can corrupt even thousands of accounts at once just by breaking into shared hosting web servers. This has gotten a lot worse. Most of them even phish at SSL secured websites taking advantage of users’ heightened vulnerability to click on just any link that pops up because of the trust they have on the supposedly secure site.

Just recently, news about Japanese banks being hit by phishing attacks became the talk of the online world. The attack particularly affected customers with accounts for online banking. What makes this case special, or better yet alarming, is the fact that even Japanese, who are known to be globally competitive in term of technology, have also been victims of malicious online criminals. How did phisher outwit the technologically competent Japanese people? Police suspect that attacks are brought out via PC viruses, where infected PCs display misleading messages to users entering the website.

From the above-mentioned account, it may be safe to conclude that to successfully triumph against unwanted security threats, it is best to utilize the most updated and comprehensive solutions in the online security market. GlobalSign, being one of the longest established Certification Authorities and leading online security solutions has always been committed to providing customers with the most up to date security solutions capable of guarding them against modern-day attacks.

It has recently partnered with NetCraft, a provider of internet security services including anti-fraud and anti-phishing services, to generate a first-of-its-kind service providing SSL Certificate customers with real-time alerts should their websites be vulnerable to being used to host phishing attacks. Along with the notification comes a quick recommendation of the steps how to remediate the attack. Isn’t that just the solution almost everyone needs today? With GlobalSign SSL certificates and phishing detection service working back to back, you can devote more time in growing your business without worry of being compromised or used as phishing agents.

For further information you can visit www.globalsign.com.sg and follow GlobalSign APAC on Twitter (@GlobalSign_APAC) and/or www.netcraft.com and follow Netcraft on Twitter (@netcraft) for updates. You may also contact us directly at sales-apac@globalsign.com.