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Phishing Spam Emails Are on the Rise & These Messages Often Look Real

Spam emails are on the rise and they are becoming harder to distinguish than they have been in the past as spammers have gotten better at creating "phishing" emails that look like they are coming from real companies. According to research from Verizon Communications almost every incident of online espionage in 2012 involved a phishing attack. American Airlines was the victim of a recent phishing attack and it was hard to distinguish the emails from real American emails. Walmart was also the victim recently. Even though the spam email spelled the company's name wrong, the email reached 2 million consumers, some of whom clicked the malicious links inside the email. 

Read the whole story at The Los Angeles Times »

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