March 11, 2005
The Real Cost of Phishing
Chuck Talk writes "I am constantly amazed at the fact that phishing is and continues to be, such a successful criminal venture. I am also amazed at the slow response to this criminal activity. It seems that the criminals are regarded with a great deal more respect than people who are in distress, as the Senate just made it harder for people to get out of debt legitimately through bankruptcy protection. However, if you are phishing, sending spam, or just running online scams, you are far less likely to be punished than if you are laid off or experience a major medical crisis. Somehow, the message we are sending to the public has jumped the tracks of sensibility and plunged into the canyons of insanity."