Today is Valentines Day, a day for spreading love to all the people you care about, buying them the perfect gift or even treating yourself.
This is a prime time for cyber criminals to take advantage of the commercialization of this day. People will be looking for perfect gifts, perfect treats and this can result in spam being specifically tailored to suit those needs, making the email more enticing to click on, and even go so far as clicking links attached.
But what exactly is spam mail? How is it so dangerous? And how can you stop it? Below is an infographic with some information regarding Spam Email.
Spam email is also becoming more advanced through time. With the progression of AI, cyber criminals are using this to their advantage and making their spam seem more believable. This intelligence, if planted in your computer, can monitor the emails which you send and receive and then generate a spam email specifically tailored to you, increasing the chances of you clicking on it.
This can include emails from friends, colleagues, online retailers, sports clubs, anything you would normally get an email from. By doing this, the AI is making it more difficult for automate spam filters to recognise what is spam and what is not.
Here at Tecnica, our IT specialist can help identify between Spam and Genuine emails. Preventing and ensuring Spam emails do not reach your inbox!