European target

Security watchers are reporting a surge of phishing attacks targeting European banks. Phishing attacks against over two dozen European banks were detected by security firm Websense last weekend (17-18 September).

Traditionally, fraudsters have targeted North American banks in phishing attacks. "This is the first time we have observed a significant number of European victims over a short period of time. The banks being targeted are predominately located in Spain and Italy," Websense notes.