April 10, 2006
Targeted Phishing Attacks
Anonymous Reader writes "Phishers are using a lesson learned from virus and worm writers to improve their chances of success. Over time virus and worm authors discovered that is was not necessarily the malicious payload of their craft that was alerting the internet community that trouble was on the way. It was the “Internet noise” they created while looking for vulnerable hosts. This noise resulted from increased traffic to specific ports or in bandwidth-crippling floods of attempted connections to every single host within a large subnet or domain."