'Phishing' Attack Puts Hook in Cox

Haugsted, Linda
January 2005
Multichannel News;1/17/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p13
Reports on the efforts of Cox Communications Inc. to counteract the spam e-mail messages targeting its digital-cable customers seeking for personal financial information in 2005. Information on the law cited in the e-mail messages as the authority for conducting the credit check; Common victims of identity theft; Actions taken by the company to prevent spam messages.


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