From another site, extract:

Who would do such a thing? The same sort of people who have perpetuated some of the top urban legends such as the claim that Mr. Rogers had a former secret career as a trained assassin, and that ATM users can quickly contact police in the event of an attempted robbery by entering their PIN in reverse. The cyberspace is full of lies disguised as inspiration, political alerts, health warnings, and prayers. Many come complete with enhanced photographs. The ones that are especially ironic are those that state, “Even Snopes has confirmed this,” along with a link to Snopes that attributes it as false. People who forward such emails, obviously do not check the link themselves. (source: To Forward or Not to Forward? By Patti Maguire Armstrong

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Five Most Dangerous Subject Lines, TOI, Websense Research

"Email subjects quite often play a big role in the success of a phishing campaign. Cybercriminals are, therefore, increasingly attempting to fool recipients into clicking a malicious link or downloading an infected file by using business-oriented and legitimate-seeming subject lines...
Websense Research has revealed that email subjects alone are most likely to ensure a phishing lure. Here are five of the most risky email subjects that you should never open:

  • Invitation to connect on LinkedIn;
  • Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender;
  • Dear … Customer;
  • Comunicazione importante / important communication;
  • Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender ... Continue reading: '5 emails you should never open' 

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    In addition to social engineering, geographic location also plays an intricate role in phishing. By rank, here’s a list of the top 10 countries hosting phishing URLs: (Based on research conducted 1/1/13-9/30/13)
    1. China
    2. United States
    3. Germany
    4. United Kingdom
    5. Canada
    6. Russia
    7. France
    8. Hong Kong
    9. Netherlands
    10. Brazil  ... continue reading: Five Most Dangerous Subject Lines @

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