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Spam is a form of electronic junk mail sent en masse to users. While annoying in its own right, it can potentially be very dangerous if part of a larger phishing scam. Phishing scams are a form of cybercrime that involves defrauding users by acting as legitimate companies or organizations in order to obtain sensitive information such as passwords and login credentials.
Spam is the electronic equivalent of the ‘junk mail’ that arrives on your doormat or in your postbox. However, spam is more than just annoying. It can be dangerous – especially if it’s part of a phishing scam.
Spam emails are sent out in mass quantities by spammers and cybercriminals that are looking to do one or more of the following:
Here are some useful tips – from Kaspersky Lab’s team of Internet security experts – to help you reduce the amount of spam email you receive:
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