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Spam and criminal activity

Alazab, Mamoun; Broadhurst, Roderic

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The rapid growth of the internet is transforming how we engaged and communicate. It also creates new opportunities for fraud and data theft. One way cybercriminals exploit the vulnerabilities of new technologies and potential victims is the use of deceptive emails on a massive scale. In a sample of more than 13 million emails identified as spam, more than 100,000 contained malicious attachments; nearly 1.4 million contained malicious web links. If opened, these attachments and links could...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/220490
Source: Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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