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Spam and Phishing Techniques Effective, Finds Kaspersky

 

Spammers are now thoughtful actors as they waste no time keeping themselves updated with current global issues as well as important events worldwide to focus on capturing victims' attention and capitalizing on the same. A continuous research by Kaspersky Lab on phishing and spam operations underscores that the techniques which spammers employ have proved effective. That is because end-users' attention has declined while their trust has become increasingly unconditional. Consequently, people are greatly chanced with abiding with false instructions.

 

Kaspersky Labs' research report titled "Spam and Phishing 2017" tells that spammers maintain watch when people are occupied in specific global events while dispatch to them fake messages containing the events' authorized logos as well as extra information regarding event sponsors and organizations for making the messages appear even more credible.

 

Moreover, these messages inform readers of certain lottery prizes too that are actually a fake while at times even pledge sending the events' entry tickets for free. One more vital subject the research report discusses is crypto-currency so much in vogue now-a-days since there was a massive increase in it with spammers using it within block-chained themed tactics. Aninews.in posted this on the Web dated February 17, 2018.

 

Cyber-crooks are spreading various kinds of malicious software through spam mails, disguised as utilities for getting the much prevalent Bitcoin crypto-currency, alternatively directions to trade crypto-currency. Nevertheless significantly, CryptoLocker designers while demanding BTC ransoms have included it within spam messages although comparatively less from 2017.

 

Further, online sites are frequently masked as websites for crypto-currency exchanges that offer facilities, in particular, cloud mining. In general, during 2017, the mean volume of junk e-mails declined to 56.63% at a 1.68% lower from 2016. Simultaneously, the aggregate phishing scams rose - Kaspersky Labs' Anti-Phishing system got started off 246,231,645 times that's almost 59% more from 2016.

 

Thus, home users are recommended to load trustworthy secure software like Kaspersky Total Security that identifies phishing attacks as well as spam and prevents both within e-mail clients. For enterprises it's recommended that they utilize security software, which constantly identifies spam, malicious attachments and phishing, while blocks the same.

» SPAMfighter News - 23-02-2018

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