Internet hoaxes continue to plague the credit card industry. Last week, a widely distributed email titled “Chase Billing error” asked recipients to update their credit card or billing address for Chase online banking services. The email, appearing to be from the “Chase Billing Department,” linked to a fraudulent Web site that mimicked the actual Chase home page. MA-based Sophos says hackers are becoming more determined to steal confidential information. The top hoaxes for November included an offer for “A virtual card for you.” Sophos says that viruses can capture confidential information too. The current “Mimail” worms attempt to steal credit card information from Paypal users. Sophos says the bilingual “Sober” worm has caused the most problems for computer users over the past few weeks. “Sober-A” cunningly disguises itself using a multitude of subject titles and messages,making it difficult to spot. !