Spam

Spam is a general term for unwanted "junk" email. Spam can be simply annoying and clog inboxes, but some spam should be considered a serious security threat. Links or attachments within spam can deliver malware, phishing, or other threats.

This is a recent example of spam that has targeted the general public in February 2012. It appears to come from AICPA, and warns that “your accountant license can be revoked”. This is one of many scams targeting individuals and businesses during the tax season. The link within the email would attempt to infect the computer with malware.

Spam Example 1


Below is an example of spam that targeted the general public in 2011. The link within the email would attempt to infect the computer with malware.

Spam Example 2


This is an example of spam that appears to come from UPS, a legitimate carrier. The link within the email would attempt to infect the computer with malware.

Spam Example 3


This is an example of spam that appears to come from the IRS. The link within the email would attempt to infect the computer with malware.

Spam Example 4


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