Stalking the phish underground

The Wall Street Journal recently cut an interesting article about the the underground world of phishing, and thankfully made the article available to the outside world.

In it, Christopher Abad of the Cloudmark SafetyBar crew, communicates with phishers in IRC chat rooms, and reports the results.

And while I still think that phishing is big business organized more like drug dealing, the article dispells some of that notion. I suspect that if the economics are shifting to the little guy, phishing is becoming a tougher business, and the big guys are moving on to bigger (and easier) targets.

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