Subscription Bombing: What Is It? And What Can Be Done About It?

Subscription Bombing: What Is It? And What Can Be Done About It?

At one time or another, many of us have been the recipient of massive numbers of emails flooding our inbox from newsletter subscriptions or opt-ins that we’ve never signed up for. It’s called Subscription Bombing, and while it’s quite common, most people don’t know how or why it happens. Let’s first establish that it’s nothing you’ve done, specifically. However, just because it doesn’t seem to have a specific intent doesn’t mean there isn’t one lurking in the background. What is Subscription Bombing? Subscription bombing is essentially a diversion tactic. Your inbox will be so overwhelmed with traffic that you won’t…
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Beware of coronavirus email scams

Beware of coronavirus email scams

We are living in unprecedented times. Bars, restaurants, schools, hair salons, and even places of worship are closed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This global crisis has all the ingredients scammers love: an anxious population, demand for goods in short supply, vulnerable people at high risk, and tons of misinformation floating around on social media. Cybercriminals have wasted no time taking advantage of this golden opportunity to play on people's fears or invoke feelings of charity. Here are some of the email scams we’ve seen in the past several weeks. Fake emails from the WHO The following…
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