Tricking consumers into giving up identifying credentials with phishing e-mails continues to be a popular practice for fraudsters, who are using increasingly sophisticated and easy-to-use kits to produce new attacks, according to a new report.

Just more than 16,000 individual attacks were recorded worldwide in November 2010, according to RSA, the Security Division EMC, a 5% increase over the month before.

But there's a new twist. "One of the latest types of phishing attacks to emerge is one that simultaneously targets the brands of multiple organizations through a single attack," the company said in its December report issued early this month.

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