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Spam Email, Phishing

Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:24 am

Has anyone else noticed a huge increase in spam email over the past 2-3 months? I'm receiving probably triple the amount of spam across all accounts, even on administrative accounts which have never been used. Even more notable is the amount of phishing attempts. It's unprecedented.

Anyone else experiencing this?
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Re: Spam Email, Phishing

Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:02 pm

Not I.
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Re: Spam Email, Phishing

Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:16 pm

Wouldn't know. My spam box catches it all so I never see it.
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Re: Spam Email, Phishing

Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:50 pm

I've seen tons of spam come to my gmail lately, and by lately as in the last week or two. Not sure if it's got something to do with the LinkedIn leak recently.

The spam has been in the form of phishing attemts, trying to dupe users into clicking to check your facebook friend invitations from inside the email, supposedly getting answers to support issues to click right through to view it, and such stuff. It's plain obvious when it looks fake and the domain address it's sent from. Pretty annoying in all aspects.

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