Spam Scams Update

Another story from Silicon, that Spam scams are targeting smaller firms.

Most email users are familiar with large-scale spam broadcasts containing generic offers such as medications or financial services, or notorious scams sent out to random millions of recipients. But one security expert has warned that smaller companies are increasingly being singled out with highly targeted email scams.

For example, during a merger with a larger firm one small company began receiving emails addressed to its employees, apparently coming from the new parent company.

The emails invited employees to register for their HR benefits with their new employer.

With no reason to suspect it could be anything other than a genuine email from their new employers, many staff submitted their personal details including name, date of birth and social security numbers