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Most phishing scams targeting online shoppers originate in the US

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Nov
2021
Most phishing scams targeting online shoppers originate in the US

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An analysis of spam messages has revealed that most phishing scams targeting online shoppers originate from the US (44%) in the lead up to the holiday season.

The figure is based on an analysis of global spam telemetry data collected by Bitdefender between November 1 and November 11, 2021 in anticipation of the approaching holiday shopping season.

The research reveals that although phishers cast a wide net, their focus is on US shoppers, which emerged as the most attractive target to threat actors, receiving the largest share of spam emails, consisting of 44% of the entire global spam volume.

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