AOL has reported that almost 2 percent of all of its consumer email accounts have been compromised. Many of those accounts have been sending out spoof emails. One such email comes with the
subject line "Terrible Grief." The email is sent out to a user's address book and hopes to prey on a user's real life contacts. The email claims that the user was robbed in Istanbul and needs help to
buy a new passport and cover hotel costs. These spammy emails contain links for recipients to share their banking details, which are then stolen by scammers.
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