Tuesday January 19, 2016

E-Mail Spam Goes Artisanal

Apparently "artisanal" spam is a thing now. Scumbag scammers are sending spam emails in smaller batches, to fewer people in an attempt to evade traditional methods of detecting spam.

This increasingly popular technique is known in the industry as "snowshoe" spam. (The name refers to the small footprints it leaves.) This differs from the more commonly known spear-phishing attacks, which target specific, often-important people with personalized messages sent one by one.

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