Around 30 billion emails are sent each day and about half of those are spam in some form.
It is estimated that spam costs businesses many billions of dollars every year in time wasted, security systems, overloaded email boxes and more.
This waste is likely to keep rising as more and more spam is sent and more time is wasted.
About 80% of all spam in North America and Europe is sent by the same roughly 100 spam gangs.
The 100 most active spam operations comprise of around 200-300 individuals who are responsible for the bulk of all spam emails sent around the world. Spamhaus’ Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) documents the names, aliases, and other details of the operations run by these so-called “spam gangs.”
Apple IDs are the most popular target of phishing emails, then Microsoft Outlook, Google, Paypal, LinkedIn and many others.
The most common type of phishing scam is the fake invoice and the message tells you to click a link to retrieve some necessary document. That link takes you to a fake web page asking for login details.
Also commonly used are fake orders, payments, problems that must be rectified, special offers and many more.
Always beware of any message that could be a phishing attempt and never click on a link in an unsolicited email