39% of Spam Emails Offer Fake Medical Products: Atlas VPN

Data acquired by Atlas VPN shows that health-related spam emails was the most common category of spam last year. In 2019, 39% of spam emails were promoting fake pharmaceuticals and health cures.  

Industry practices show that the number of health-related spam emails is expected to grow dramatically this year. Last week, Gmail warned their customers to use the service with caution: of a total 100 million spam emails Gmail reports daily, 18 million of them were coronavirus-themed.

Last year, the number of extortion scams increased from 0% in 2018 to 10% in 2019. Last week, the FBI announced they are receiving more extortion emails than usual.

In 2019, the most common type of malware-infected files sent through email was Microsoft Office Word or Excel files. It is likely that Google Docs or Microsoft Word files are the future of phishing since it lets hackers steal more information than setting up a fake, malware-infected website would.

To read the full report, head over to:  https://atlasvpn.com/blog/39-percent-of-spam-emails-offer-fake-medical-products/ 

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