back to article One in 200 success rate keeps phishing economy ticking over

Phishers only need to land a minute percentage of victims to make scams worthwhile. Stats culled from Trusteer's anti-phishing browser plug-in, which is offered by banks to their clients as a transaction security add-on, revealed that 0.47 per cent of a bank’s customers fall victim to phishing attacks each year. The figure comes …

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Who are these 0.47%?

They shouldn't be left in charge of a bath, never mind a bank account.

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Huh

A survey of people who have opted to install an anti-pishing plugin is representative of all people in what way?

I am more surprised that only 0.47% of those installing the plugin bothered testing it (if that is what the 0.47% figure means) and how do they know these people were trying to enter valid information before the plugin saved them?

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What?

Did you just say that the thieves are stealing from each other? No matter how that old saying is interpreted, there truly is no honor among thieves.

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