Phishing Attacks Predicted among Top Security Threats for 2007

On TechNewsWorld, there is an article about the prediction of the top security threats for the year 2007. Most of the predicted attacks mentioned are related to phishing attacks and identity theft. The prediction is given by the companies McAcfee and MessageLabs. Besides faked Web sites that try to steal passwords, more and more phishing attacks will use malware to achieve their goals, e.g., malicious code distributed through video files, spoofing of IM (instant messaging) identities. Interestingly, they also predict phishing attacks through VoIP (voice over IP) using spoofed phone calls.