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Friday, August 11, 2006

Spain’s cybercrime growing fast

July and August are not the traditional holiday months in Spain any more.  In the first week alone the “nomasfraude” (nomorefraud) campaign received 5000 complaints from users, 80% of which concerned phishing scams.  It is thought fraudsters are using these summer months to launch more attacks, because more people are spending time at home, surfing the Internet during their holidays.

Users in Spain have also been warned about new types of attacks that do not follow the typical path expected of phishing scams.

The new online safety campaign in Spain is backed by the Spanish government, police and the Association of Internet Users, as well as banks and other institutions.

Posted on 08/11