Google: Here’s why some people get more phishing emails and malware spam

Cyber criminals are constantly adapting techniques to distribute phishing emails, but simply having your email address or other personal details exposed in a data breach makes you five times more likely to be targeted. Google teamed with Stanford University to analyse over a billion of phishing emails cyber criminals attempted to send to Gmail users between April and August last year and found that having personal information leaked in a third-party data breach following a hacking incident drastically increases the odds of being targeted with phishing emails, compared with users who haven’t had their details published.

Link: Google: Here’s why some people get more phishing emails and malware spam
via http://www.zdnet.com

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