Security Experts Blast New Jersey's Anti-Phishing Effort
Robert McMillan writes on PC World:
Security experts are saying that a well-intentioned effort by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General to combat phishing may backfire.More here.
Earlier this week, State Attorney General Anne Milgram called on four banks -- Bank of America, Citibank, Washington Mutual, and New Jersey-based Sun National Bank -- to provide her with details on how they respond to phishing incidents.
This is a good move that will probably raise awareness about phishing, observers say. However, Milgram also asked the banks to send e-mail to their online customers, warning them that the bank has been a recent target for phishing scams and offering advice on how to tell fake e-mails form the real thing.
That raised a red flag with anti-phishing experts.