Spammers Adjust To Economic TimesNumbers. So much of the spam world is numbers.
- IP address… numbers
- Volume of spam email … numbers
- Money lost due to scams… numbers
Spam emails with monetary themes are reported to be on the upswing and why not. Falling stock values, job losses and bailouts are top-of-mind for just about everyone. Newspapers hammer this theme home. CNBC parades a steady stream of analysts all predicting or not predicting “The Bottom”. The talk among parents waiting to pick up our darling children at my kids school, often centers around who lost their jobs this week. Bailout this. Don’t bailout that. Top-of-mind.
So is it any surprise the spammers have moved from pushing offshore drug distributors to pushing economic solutions.
A five minute search of my own quarantine folder brought these “economic” related subjects to the forefront…
- Save Money on your Credit Card
- Attention: Union Trust Bank Customer
- Behind on House Payments? Load Modification
- Stay at Home Mom Makes How Much?
And since my personal interest lies in international spam (thanks to my company’s XE-Filter product designed specifically for international spam email), I want to bring up this little nugget from the “Emirates Business 24/7” web site…
"Spam is also getting globalised as Brazil, Russia, India and China are among the biggest emerging broadband markets worldwide and as such offer a tremendous opportunity for cybercrime ".
Kind of hits right in the heart of my company's demographic. Do your company a favor… check XE-Filter out.
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