Holiday spam could reach one billion emails


Email security vendor MailFrontier is warning that the number of spam and phishing messages could top 1bn this Christmas. Last year 750m mails were sent over the Christmas period, with both bogus sales offers and phishing attacks. The company is also warning of new kinds of social engineering attacks that consumers may be susceptible to.

"The festive season represents a great opportunity for cynical fraudsters wishing to exploit novice online shoppers," said Vanessa Wade, general manager of EMEA for MailFrontier. Holiday spam could reach one billion emails - vnunet.com

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