TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: America Online Launches Major Campaign against Phishing

America Online Launches Major Campaign against Phishing

Monty Solomon (
Wed, 20 Apr 2005 23:06:03 -0400

DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2005--America Online Inc.:

-- Round-the-Clock Blocking of Suspected Scam/Identity Theft
Sites Supplements Other Anti-Phishing Tools, Ongoing Member
Education Campaign

-- AOL Partners with Online Security Company Cyota to Help
Identify Web Sites That Attempt to Steal Passwords, Financial

America Online today announced a major new initiative to combat
"phishing" -- the practice of using fraudulent e-mail and fake web
sites to solicit sensitive personal information from users. As part of
that campaign, America Online has partnered with Cyota, Inc., the
leading anti-fraud and online security solution provider for financial
institutions, to help identify and block access to suspected phishing
sites through a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week monitoring process. AOL is
also working internally and with other partners to identify and block
phishing sites.

This effort supplements the other steps AOL has taken to help
protect its members against phishing, including spam blocking,
cooperation with law enforcement, member education, and tools like
AOL(R) Money Alerts, AOL(R) Passcode, and AOL(R) Official Mail.


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