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Network Appliance Issues Advisory for Customers Facing Phishing Attacks

  • 14 July, 2004 09:40

<p>Network Appliance, Inc., the leader in advanced networked storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise, has issued an advisory in an effort to help customers better defend against phishing attacks on the Internet. Phishing, which is defined as the illegal act of sending e-mail to users under false pretense of being a legitimate organisation, is an attempt to scam unknowing users into relinquishing private information for identity theft purposes.</p>
<p>According to a recent Gartner Inc. survey (‘Phishing Victims Likely Will Suffer Identity Theft Fraud,’ May 2004) of 5,000 U.S. online adults, 57 million U.S. adults (41 per cent of the population) have, or think they have, received a ‘phishing’ attack e-mail. According to survey respondents, 76 per cent of phishing attacks happened in the past six months (November 2003 to April 2004), and it appears that phishing e-mail attacks are increasing. Nearly all (92 per cent) of the phishing attacks occurred in the past 12 months.</p>
<p>To combat phishing and other Internet attacks, NetApp has teamed with top security vendors such as Secure Computing, Trend Micro, Symantec, Websense and Webwasher to develop joint Internet access and security (IAS) solutions as a safeguard. The joint solutions work by blocking URLs of known phishing Web sites, adding these URLs to a ‘computer crime’ database and spam-blocking scam e-mails.</p>
<p>To view the full customer advisory, visit: http://www.netapp.com/ftp/phishing-attacks.pdf</p>
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<p>Notes for Editors</p>
<p>About Network Appliance
Network Appliance is a world leader in unified storage solutions for today's data-intensive enterprise. Since its inception in 1992, Network Appliance has delivered technology, product and partner firsts that continue to drive ‘The evolution of storage™’. Information about Network Appliance™ solutions and services is available at www.netapp.com.</p>
<p>NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance is a trademark of Network Appliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.</p>
<p>For further information please contact –
Harry Christian
Network Appliance, Inc.
tels + 61 (0) 2 9779 5600 &amp; + 61 (0) 407 100 666</p>
<p>Press contact –
Michael Henderson
Gotley Nix Evans Pty Ltd
tels +61 (0) 2 9957 5555 &amp; +61 (0) 413 054 738
pr@gne.com.au</p>

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