"8000% increase" in phishing

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Banking trade body APACS has announced that there were 5,059 phishing incidents in the first six months of 2006. January to June 2005 saw just 312 reported incidents. APACS security chief Philip Whitaker said that the increase was largely down to better detection, but the FSA has said that it is “very concerned” about banking scams.

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