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Personalized Spam and Phishing

19
Apr
2017
Personalized Spam and Phishing

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Most spam, especially the sort that is mass-mailed on behalf of businesses, has quite an impersonal format: spammers create a message template for a specific mailing purpose and often drastically diversify the contents of that template. Generally, these kinds of messages do not personally address the recipient and are limited to common phrases such as “Dear Client”.

The most that personal data is ever involved is when the name of the mailbox (or part of it) is substituted with the electronic address that the spammer has.

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