Phishing is a very serious problem, perhaps one that will continue to grow in size throughout this new year. Its important for users to remain alert, but the Digital PhishNet are a group of companies taking a more proactive approach. Microsoft, major American banks, America Online, Earthlink, the FBI, the Secret Service, and the Federal Trade Commission make up the organisation, which is taking hard steps to track down the crooks.

They have united in an effort to track phishing attacks, with the aim of finding and prosecuting those who participate in on-line identity theft and fraud.

Digital PhishNet will be an ongoing project to track down these pesky rodents, who (according to Digital PhishNet) are going to discover that 'Phishing is about to become a very dangerous sport'.