Archive content with the tag ‘Spam’

08.25.11 Fake Traffic Tickets & False Credit Union Messages

There have been a number of recent “phishing” campaigns, which are attempts by individuals or groups to solicit personal information from unsuspecting users by employing social engineering techniques. This blog post will focus on some of recent campaigns and provide guidance for protecting yourself and your information. Did I just get a traffic ticket in […]

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07.05.10 Think Before Clicking

If you receive an email from anyone, even a coworker or a close friend, always think before clicking on any links within the email body and downloading any attachments.  While the sender of the email appears legitimate, the sender’s email account or computer could have been compromised by a malicious individual.  If you’re unsure if […]

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06.28.10 3.7 Billion Phishing Emails Sent Last 12 Months

According to fraud alert and life assistance company, CPP, approximately 3.7 billion phishing emails were sent over the last 12 months.  Around 55% of the phishing emails pretended to be from banks, attempting to scam the victim into providing credit card numbers, pin numbers, or online banking passwords. If any of the following are true, […]

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04.30.10 Spam Statistics from Symantec Corp

In 2009, spam made up 88% of all internet e-mail, with a high of 90% in the month of May and a low of 74% in February. Of the 107 billion spam messages sent per day on average, 85% were from botnets. The 10 major bot networks, including Rustock, Cutwail and Mega-D now control at […]

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