By Joseph Raczynski, Thomson Reuters
Many moons ago when phishing scams were first cast they were easy to detect. The bait was rank with punctuation and spelling errors and the emails were typically all text. You viewed the email from Bank of X, cocked your head to the side and then easily dismissed it as chum.
Surprisingly phishing has continued to proliferate but in more sophisticated forms. According to RSA phishing scams still circulate as one of every 400 emails sent. The issue is not simply the volume, but the new lures implemented.
Here is a recent example of email phishing using a fake Bank of America (BoA) email notification: