Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Endpoint

8/27/2018
05:09 PM
50%
50%

6.4 Billion Fake Emails Sent Each Day

US the leading source of phony messages worldwide.

New data on email threats in the first half of 2018 shows that some 6.4 billion emails sent each day worldwide are fake.

According to email security firm Valimail, the US is the No. 1 source of fake email, sending some 120 million phony messages in the second quarter of 2018. Valimail, an email authentication vendor, gathered data from emails that spoof the domain of the email sender. The data is based on both Valimail's own analysis of billions of email authentication requests to its DMARC service, as well as analysis of more than 3 million DMARC and SPF records.

DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) and SPF (Sender Policy Framework) are email authentication standards. 

According to Valimail, 96.2% of the emails its DMARC-based email gateways inspected in the first half of 2018 were legitimate, while 2.2% were not, and 1.5% were from legit sources but failed to follow DMARC. 

Read more here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
DavidHamilton
50%
50%
DavidHamilton,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/3/2019 | 8:36:47 AM
It's so obvious!
I actually think it's really funny to read these fake emails. I mean some of them are so obviously scams, it's hilarious. Once in a while I'll see articles online about how this scammer turned out to be a so and so and then they try and run some back story about how they were totally exposed while trying to rip someone off.... I really don't think it's that difficult for people to recognize that someone is trying to pull one over you when you read a spam email these days!
UdyRegan
50%
50%
UdyRegan,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/18/2018 | 10:54:00 PM
Filtering works
Scammers usually make use of bots that automatically send such fake emails on a daily basis. They will not stop regardless of how much counter measures have been put in place. However, we can always take advantage of email filters to better protect ourselves. Thankfully for my personal email, I have not encountered spam emails being channelled to my main inbox of late.
News
Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
Commentary
Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
Flash Poll
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2021-24028
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-14
An invalid free in Thrift's table-based serialization can cause the application to crash or potentially result in code execution or other undesirable effects. This issue affects Facebook Thrift prior to v2021.02.22.00.
CVE-2021-29370
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
A UXSS was discovered in the Thanos-Soft Cheetah Browser in Android 1.2.0 due to the inadequate filter of the intent scheme. This resulted in Cross-site scripting on the cheetah browser in any website.
CVE-2021-3460
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
The Motorola MH702x devices, prior to version 2.0.0.301, do not properly verify the server certificate during communication with the support server which could lead to the communication channel being accessible by an attacker.
CVE-2021-3462
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10, prior to version 1.67.17.54, that could allow unauthorized access to the driver's device object.
CVE-2021-3463
PUBLISHED: 2021-04-13
A null pointer dereference vulnerability in Lenovo Power Management Driver for Windows 10, prior to version 1.67.17.54, that could cause systems to experience a blue screen error.