In the early 90s, AOL flagged the first phishers who used algorithms. Fast forward 20 years and email and domain spoofing became fashionable. These were often poorly constructed with obvious design errors.
However, hackers have fine-tuned these to mirror well-known organizations, resulting in highly effective attacks. The target: naïve, unaware and unsuspecting individuals within the workforce.
Unfortunately, matters are considerably worse for individuals who are using a mobile phone. With mobile devices viewed as a smaller extension of the computer, criminals have been presented with another window of opportunity to execute phishing attacks, creating a monumental challenge for both consumers and security companies.
Defenx PLC (LON:DFX), founded in 2009 and listed on the London Stock Exchange, is an up-and-coming company in the mobile security sector which offers a wide range of solutions for the protection of smartphones, desktop PCs and laptops.