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According to Kaspersky Lab, in 2016 the proportion of spam in email flows was 58.31%, which is 3.03 percentage points more than in 2015.

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Businesses targeted in email scams don’t always have to play the victim. They can actually fight back. Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have documented how they identified a suspected email scammer from Nigeria, by essentially playing along with the scheme to fool the attacker into revealing his true whereabouts. Read More

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Trying to filter out phishing emails is tough work, even for organizations trying to find a better way through automation, according to a new study from security software company GreatHorn. The company makes software that seeks out phishing attempts and can autonomously block them, but even its customers don’t switch on all the features, according […]

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The SANS Internet Storm Center published a warning on Wednesday about an active phishing campaign that utilizes PDF attachments in a novel ploy to harvest email credentials from victims. According to the SANS bulletin, the email has the subject line “Assessment document” and the body contains a single PDF attachment that claims to be locked. A message […]

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