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IBM: Tax-related spam up 6,000% since Dec.; Darkweb tactics net billions
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 05:41:59 PM »
IBM: Tax-related spam up 6,000% since Dec.; Darkweb tactics net billions
5 April 2017, 3:25 pm



Tis’ the season for tax villains. The notion that spam has been increasing lately has been obvious recently and for more evidence of that nasty trends you need look no further than this fact: From Dec 2016 to Feb 2017, IBM X-Force researchers saw a 6,000% increase in tax-related spam emails.

And that’s just one of a number of tax season scams and frauds IBM X-Force security researchers have been tracking in a report “Cybercrime Riding Tax Season Tides: Trending Spam and Dark Web Findings” issued today.

+More on Network World: IRS Dirty Dozen: Phishing, phone cons and identity theft lead scam list for 2017+

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