Saturday, February 28, 2015

Email Spam hits a new low

In Teaxs this week, spam efforts hit a new low with the latest efforts designed to trick unkowning recipients to give away money as part of threatening a generic law suit against them. While the email has several telltale signs that indicate the email is fake, the email is novel in that it includes both the recipients full name and email address, giving it the sense of authority and more importnalty the spceificity that the target is indeed targetted.

With disclosure of personal information seemingly an every day event with hacking scandals, it appears such personally tailored information and emails are likely to become the norm, perhaps requiring a new level of caution from readers.

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