AOL continues war on phishing

By Derek Sooman on
AOL continues its "war on phishing" [I didn't know one was on, maybe it was and I forgot...] by more aggressively blocking websites that masquerade as legitimate financial institutions. Often, these sorts of scams involve getting people to part with passwords, credit card and other bank details, and sadly they often fall for it. AOL thinks this should be stopped. Funnily enough, so do I.

"These are sites that have all been reviewed by security staff and confirmed as likely phishing sites. Blocking all access is a pretty aggressive step, but we want to aggressively protect our members from those sites." - AOL spokesman Andrew Weinstein.

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