How to spot malicious spam – Week in security with Tony Anscombe


As the risk of receiving a malware-laden email increases, take a moment to consider how to spot attacks involving malicious spam

According to the latest ESET Threat Report, email threats grew by 37 percent in the first four months of the year compared to the last four months of 2021. This was also the largest spike in this category since 2020. The peak came in March and was in part fueled by the resurgence of the Emotet botnet that spewed out vast amounts of emails with malicious attachments.

With this heightened risk of receiving a malicious email in your inbox, it’s worth taking a moment to consider how to avoid malicious spam in general. Do you know how to spot such emails? Watch the video to learn what to look out for and how to stay safe.

Here’s some further reading (and watching):
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Don’t get phished! How to be the one that got away
Is your personal information being abused? 

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