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Users More Aware of Browser Security Warnings, Study Finds

Internet users pay more attention to browser security warnings because they are better designed than before, a study by the Berkeley University of California shows. Among the warnings lately redesigned are toolbars that alert of phishing attacks, now replaced with full-page warnings. The paper, titled “Alice in Warningland: A Large-Scale Field Study of Browser Security Warning Effectiveness," looks at how u...

Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Phishing Conviction

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 26-year old Nichole Michelle Merzi from California, who was convicted of participating in a phishing scheme. As part of an official U.S.-Egyptian operation codenamed Operation Phish Phry, the woman has been identified as a member of a Los Angeles cyber-gang that caused more than $1 million in bank frauds. The six-week trial for Nichole Michelle Merzi’s conviction...

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