Phishing: Cutting the Identity Theft Line
If that weren't enough, the crooks have expanded their operations to include malicious code that steals identity information without the computer user's knowledge. Thousands of computers are compromised each day, and phishing code is increasingly becoming part of the standard exploits.
Written by a phishing security expert at a top financial institution, this unique book helps IT professionals respond to phishing incidents. After describing in detail what goes into phishing expeditions, the author provides step-by-step directions for discouraging attacks and responding to those that have already happened.
In Phishing, Rachael Lininger:
- Offers case studies that reveal the technical ins and outs of impressive phishing attacks.
- Presents a step-by-step model for phishing prevention.
- Explains how intrusion detection systems can help prevent phishers from attaining their goal-identity theft.
- Delivers in-depth incident response techniques that can quickly shutdown phishing sites.
Chapter 1: Phishing for Phun and Profit.
Chapter 2: Bait and Switch: Phishing Emails.
Chapter 3: False Fronts: Phishing Websites.
Chapter 4: Are You Owned? Understanding Phishing Spyware.
Chapter 5: Gloom and Doom: You Can’t Stop Phishing Completely.
Chapter 6: Helping Your Organization Avoid Phishing.
Chapter 7: Fighting Back: How Your Organization Can Respond to Attacks.
Chapter 8: Avoiding the Hook: Consumer Education.
Chapter 9: Help! I’m a Phish! Consumer Response.
Appendix A: Glossary of Phishing-Related Terms.
Appendix B: Useful Websites.
Appendix C: Identity Theft Affidavit.
Russell Dean Vines is a best-selling author and president of The RDV Group, a security services firm. He is a specialist in cyber counter-terrorism and a consultant on security vulnerabilities.