University of Vigo
In this paper, the authors discuss some legal implications of phishing. First, it provides an introduction on phishing and its variants. Then it discusses various efforts to combat phishing, ranging from consumer education, private sector efforts, and law enforcement. Lastly, the paper details recent legislative developments concerning phishing at both the federal and state levels. Phishing, also known as brand spoofing, is one of the most rapidly growing scams and methods of identity theft on the internet today.