SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Phishing scams are one of the most popular weapons in the cybercriminal arsenal. A way to break through a computer's defenses to obtain financial data and other confidential information, phishing tricks people into sharing that information voluntarily. All it takes is an email that looks intriguing or important, usually one that appears to come from a legitimate organization—often a financial institution. When users take the bait, they are either whisked off to a fake website and tricked into sharing sensitive information such as social security and credit card numbers, or their PC is compromised by malware embedded in attachments or downloaded via links in the emails. To help information security professionals protect networks and the people who use them from these types of scams, Peerlyst (https://www.peerlyst.com) now offers a library of tools designed to detect and thwart phishing expeditions.
Information Risk Manager S. Delano's Peerlyst post links to an extensive array of phishing-protection resources, including live phishing site lists that InfoSec pros can feed into their forward proxy and email security gateway appliances, as well as services they can subscribe to for better threat prevention. And in true Peerlyst style, other community members have responded to Delano's post by suggesting other anti-phishing solutions, enriching an already full list of resources.
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