Analyses reveal 2013's most conspicuous phishing giveaways

Extracted from:   December 19, 2013

Global volumes of phishing emails dropped significantly in 2013 compared with 2012 -but that's only because today's phishing attempts are smaller and better-targeted, according to security vendors offering end-of-year warnings about 2013's most risk-prone emails and celebrities.

Country of origin was only one telltale sign, however: five types of subject headings could be taken as telltale signs of phishing emails, Webse noted.

Rihanna was a close second at 16 percent, while Selena Gomez was mentioned in 13 percent of jump emails.

Interestingly, not all celebrities were linked with the same types of phishing attacks.

Other popular celebrity phishing bait includes Miley Cyrus, Scarlet Johansson, Marilyn Monroe, Katy Perry, Beyonce Knowles, Sandra Bullock and Eminem.

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Writer: Associated

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