Email Phishing, also referred to as junk email, is unsolicited messages sent in bulk by email. Spamming of Email refers to the action of distributing unsolicited messages, optionally sent in bulk, using email. These Emails are propagated by the attackers for simple marketing purposes to unfold more malicious activities such as financial disruption and reputational damage.
According to this report FBI received 15,690 email compromise complaints with adjusted losses of over $675 million in 2017.
Types of Phishing attack
that it deceives with legitimate looking messages. A phishing scam may optionally provide a link to a bogus website where the end-user is required to enter sensitive financial and personal information.
Such type of spear phishing can also contain attachment which can carry malicious malwares. The spam in case of Spear Phishing is crafted using personal information about the user, often gathered though social engineering methods, and sent from, what appears to be,a trusted source.
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