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Windows 7: Phishing experiment sneaks through all anti-spam filter

29 Oct 2009   #1

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Phishing experiment sneaks through all anti-spam filter

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October 29th, 2009

Phishing experiment sneaks through all anti-spam filters

Posted by Dancho Danchev @ 2:16 pm

A recently conducted ethical phishing (New study details the dynamics of successful phishing) experiment impersonating LinkedIn by mailing invitations coming from Bill Gates, has achieved a 100% success rate in bypassing the anti-spam filters it was tested against.
The experiment emphasizes on how small-scale spear phishing campaigns are capable of bypassing anti-spam filters, and once again proves that users continue interacting with phishing emails.
More info on the methodology used:
More at: Phishing experiment sneaks through all anti-spam filters | Zero Day | ZDNet.com

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