Average Phishing "Catch" Soars, Survey Reports

Business is good for phishers. The size of their average catch increased almost five-fold, from $257 per victim last year to $1,244 in 2006. According to Gartner analyst Avivah Litan, this is happening because scammers are identifying higher-income targets, moving their phishing sites more frequently and switching up the types of business they try to impersonate.

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