The world economic crisis has set the stage for hackers, spammers and phishers to have a field day. They can just about steal city hall, if people don’t pay attention. According to security experts, this crisis alone will increase attacks in 2009. Expect to see an increase in emails lulling people with false promises for “easy to get mortgages” or fast income with “work at home opportunities”. With emotions running high to find sources of income, easy targets are people who have lost their job or who can’t pay a mortgage with foreclosure hiding around the corner. Desperation provides spammers with the perfect target each time.