(PC World) Spammers thrive on getting clicks and are continuously looking for legitimate and illegitimate ways to lure in new victims. Tragic events worldwide are not off limits to cybercriminals, with many capitalizing on these events in order to profit. The latest AVG Insights Report reveals how millions of false links were distributed to curious consumers within hours of fatal incidents in Boston and Waco, and highlights how consumers can ensure they don’t fall prey to these scams.
Most email users will consider themselves wise to the threat of spam—hackneyed email subject lines and poor grammar are clear warning signs—but for spammers it’s a simple numbers game: send enough messages and someone, somewhere will bite. With the quantity of spam messages distributed running into the millions, it only takes a handful of inexperienced or careless people to be caught off guard for the spammers to be successful…read full article