Phish me up Scotty!

Australian outfit Rainmaker has produced a series of shows called “The Decision Makers”, looking at the most pressing IT security issues concerning the financial services industry.

The latest star of one of these five minute films is our very own Paul Ducklin, who talks about the problem of scammers stealing personal identifying information via phishing attacks.

Although the target market of the site is financial institutions, the questions Duck deals with are mainly around how to help consumers understand:

  1. Phishing – what and why?
  2. Phishers – who and what else do they do?
  3. Online users – how can they resist being phished?
  4. Law enforcement – what can be done to nobble the phishers?


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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.