NPR logo

Online Menace of 'Phishing' Proliferates

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4207360/4207361" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Online Menace of 'Phishing' Proliferates

Business

Online Menace of 'Phishing' Proliferates

Online Menace of 'Phishing' Proliferates

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4207360/4207361" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Online businesses are battling a phenomenal growth in the Internet scheme known as "phishing," where crooks send out deceptive e-mails hoping to convince the recipient to reveal valuable financial information. Many businesses have developed new security strategies to keep damage in check. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.