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BorderWare Finds New Trend: PDF Image Spam

BorderWare Technologies announced that its BorderWare Security Network reported a new trend in spam in which images are embedded in PDFs

TORONTO--News Facts:

  • BorderWare Technologies today announced that its real-time, multi-application reputation service, BorderWare Security Network (BSN), reported a new trend in spam in which images are embedded in PDFs.
  • This means that spammers are able to sidestep today’s commercial and open security solutions.
  • On any given day, over 30 image spam campaigns are being run, with over 50% of these being PDF based
  • The BSN Portal tracks domain reputation in real time and gathers data from more than 8,000 customer systems in 65 countries.
  • Using its real-time analysis, BSN was able to detect the increase in PDF spam even as cases of traditional image spam were dropping.
  • BSN, in combination with BorderWare Security Platform’s patent-pending InterceptTM Image Analysis technology and attachment scanning capabilities is able to detect and block image spam being sent via PDF.

BorderWare Technologies Inc.

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