According to figures released by security firm Fortinet, some 96 per cent of phishing attacks in the UK in December targetted eBay users. It seems that Phishers are hoping to take advantage of the Christmas rush.
The team leader of Fortinet's Threat Response unit, Guillaume Lovet, said: "One of the easiest and quickest ways to make money on the internet is setting up an auction on eBay for a [bogus] item, cashing the money, then disappearing."
Also, the company found that one in 20 MMS mobile phone messages were infected with the Commwarrior virus, which is worrisome as it indicates the virus is more prominent than believed. The most effective virus for December was the Sober worm.