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Over 700 Million Compromised Email and Password Combinations Used to Send Spam

Lists of email addresses with password and other information used to send phishing emails and spam were hosted on an open server and available to copy or download.  More than one-fourth of the email and password combinations were identified from previous data breaches and this collection of 711 million email address account credentials shows the scale of data breaches

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Millennials Are Group Most Likely to be Victims of Both Telephone and Online Scams

Multiple studies have recently shown that across all age groups it is Millennials who are most likely to fall victim to scams carried out via telephone or SMS, as well as fall prey online while displaying careless habits. These digital natives are the most comfortable with mobile devices and eCommerce, but also the most trusting

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95 Percent of Americans Received Email with Malware and 9 Percent Opened the Attachment

According to a recent report from Halon, an email security provider, 94.7 percent of Americans received one or more emails that contained a virus, spyware or malware while nearly 9 percent opened an attachment infecting their computer or device. Read More

 
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SMiShing Scams Target U.S. Area Codes Utilizing Location-Specific Information

Phishing scams carried out via SMS text messages, known as SMiShing, continue to grow and target mobile users in the United States. Cloudmark, a messaging security software provider, recently cataloged the top 25 U.S. area codes that receive the most SMS spam and detailed various SMiShing scams targeting different regions. Read More

 
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Report Finds Increase in Malware, Targeted Attacks at Medium-Sized Businesses

According to Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report, malicious attacks increased 81 percent from last year while social engineering and targeted attacks increased as well. The report also found that targeted attacks are increasing against medium-sized businesses. Read More

 
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