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48 billion emails blocked in 2019 first half for phishing? This is only the beginning

48 billion emails blocked in 2019 first half for phishing? This is only the beginning

Trend Micro penned an article saying that they blocked 48 billion emails within the first half of 2019 alone. As the Corona Virus contnues to take hold, and we who don’t need to go anywhere stay put unless there is something to do, scammers will go at great lengths to make legitiment looking emails asking for money or other aspects of your life.

The blog post How to Stay Safe as Online Coronavirus Scams Spread has some tips. According to the blog, at the time of posting 174,000 were infected. According to statistics last I heard through Live Wire’s system which are updated hourly, the number was 180,000 globally.

As cases are continuing to come in, including one football coach today, we must stay vigilent and watch what we click. Phishing is now hard to spot because it has legitiment logos and the grammar is more up to snuff.

Have you seen this article? What did you think of what it said even though it is a day old now? Let me know your thoughts.


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48 billion emails blocked in 2019 first half for phishing? This is only the beginning was released on March 19, 2020 at 3:10 pm by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: March 19, 2020.


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  1. Comment by crashmaster date 20 March 2020 alle 02:58 (), Rispondi

    Hmph.
    Sounds good.
    Sadly, with the new corona virus, it appears that google’s security has been hardened.
    Sadly because of these fucking scammers, google is blocking a lot more mail that is not spam.
    Not many, 6 a day but when most of them between 4 and 5 of those blocked are not spam when before this virus we barely had 1 a month does worry me a bit.

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