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The Return of Email Flooding
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Dr.T
Dr.T,
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11/29/2018 | 1:20:34 PM
motivations
Hactivists and fraudsters may have very different motivations for launching email flooding attacks, but the outcomes for those on the receiving end are all damaging to finances, reputation, and operations, or a combination thereof. Or just for the fun of it. They do it because nothing else better to do.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/29/2018 | 1:19:13 PM
Cost
With all types of phishing attacks increasing in frequency and sophistication, many organizations are hardening their email security posture at both the server and the mailbox. This will certainly increase TCO, maybe best to go with third party systems such as g-suite or O365.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/29/2018 | 1:17:38 PM
Business
In addition to hacktivism, email flooding is now being used as a smokescreen for more dangerous phishing techniques such as business email compromise, spearphishing and malware. I guess they are mainly after business emails so they can do physhing attack to business network.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/29/2018 | 1:16:09 PM
legitimate
Symantec argues that such attacks are almost impossible to prevent because they come from legitimate email accounts, and most major mail servers don't even pick them up in spam filters. The attacks can also be carried out We should be able to indentify if a legitimate email doing illegitimate things.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
11/29/2018 | 1:14:19 PM
Email flooding
Imagine your inbox receiving 15,000 messages over the course of just a few days This happens to me even when I just returned from 2-weeks vacation.


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