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Spam mail, type of email Spam, Virus, Ransomware and Malware in email Spam 

Feb 19, 2019 11:12 PM

    Good night community today concludes another day full of success and high productivity in each activity designated by the areas of our work, I recently talked about an article related to Microsoft Access, its operation, its advantages and disadvantages to know more accurately how this works tool or software in small and medium business activities now I will talk a little bit about a different topic that is careful due to its massive attack on companies with the purpose of stealing information and above all to affect the systems and servers causing severe disasters that often become tedious when preventive measures are not taken in time, it is the Spam emails, those small headaches that are multiply and bring with them Virus, Ransomwares and  Malwares affecting the productivity of the company and especially the information and database by alerting the person of technical support of a company or company, but first we will define what are spam emails.



    Spam is known as unwanted or unsolicited emails that are filtered in the mail of a user or a company and are also classified as junk mail but that is not all Spam emails are usually seen in a harmless way until the point of appearing content of visual appeal of a company or a service but a study determined that 100% of spam emails 80% are mail with malicious content and another 20% are unauthorized content of small retail stores or services of Low cost, usually Spam emails usually arrive massively on a daily basis when they are not daily interest mails related to business productivity. Who does the mass mailing of emails Spam are people who buy databases with thousands of email addresses of ordinary users and companies to send advertising content that seems to be harmless but is malicious content carriers of Virus, Ransomwares and Malwares this information is usually be handled by cyber aggressors and hackers to commit their attacks in a less noticeable way.



     It has already been defined a bit what are spam mails now we will know in more detail the most common types of spam mail today:


  • Spam of products and services: This is one of the most common offers a range of products and services for daily use or for certain purposes regardless of the language and the geographical area usually change their products according to the season and occasion with the goal of attracting in a forced and desperate way to users who are unprepared, the spam traffic is exorbitant and every time increases changing malicious strategy.


  • Adult content spam: This spam is very common because a percentage of ordinary users have to fall into this showy trap for the content of products and services aimed at improving the sexual life of adults, it should be noted that this is the second best-known spam mail that has been losing popularity with the last 3 years but is still dangerous.


  • Spam of health and medicine: This Spam is known for its number of offers in products for weight loss and skin care among others, often reproduced more easily than the previous ones and its invasion in the mail is very massive which is usually uncomfortable for the user or the company.


  • Computer and Internet Spam: This Spam is of care is usually more dangerous than the previous ones since it has as its object the business area offering services of hardware and software of familiar appearance to those that operate in a company with offers for very under the frame of a computer service that makes it easy to recognize for users and companies aware of the threat.


  • Finance Spam: This is another Spam of care as its name indicates it focuses on the banking sector, insurance policies and low interest loans.


  • Political Spam: He is well known for uploading images with public opinion polls about different candidates to occupy the presidency or his management, etc.



                     Now that we have defined the types of Spam we will now talk about Virus, Ransomwares and Malwares in spam emails:


  • Virus in Spam mail: Normally when a Virus invades the email through Spam mail there are several reasons why the Virus could attack between those reasons can be to send massively spam emails loaded from other Virus to different contacts trying to expand the infection or also eliminate received emails in the inbox that are commonly used daily, also seems incredible but it is a fact can alter the computer causing some damage once to operate in the background and try to remove them from the first time without using the anti-virus It can cause much more problems.


  • Ransomwares in mail Spam: There are many ways that the Ransowmares can pass themselves off as an email Spam currently the modus operandi of cyber aggressors with the launch of Ransomwares is through the dissemination of advertisingrelated to the cryptocurrency by inviting the user to download extensions or to join fictitious communities on the web or by approaching diffusion campaigns through WhatsApp, Instagram and even Facebook that once they are opened begin to run and play until the computer is locked and the encryption of the the information and finally the worst have to pay for a reward in critpomonedas to recover the information.


  • Malwares in mail Spam: As the Virus and Ransomwares the Malwares do not remain behind since their mode of operation is very similar to that of the Ransomwares through links that are destructive and fraudulent in order to attack the device disabling it from any execution for Counteract the damage 45% of Spam emails usually contain Malwares and this percentage is distributed equally between Virus and Ransomwares, Malwares in Spam mail work in a simple way and it is through deceptive links to other pages with low architecture or design quality that at first sight for the eye of the connoisseur is easy to distinguish and take measures drastically.


    Currently spam emails are still a threat which should not be underestimated for any reason as they can generate theft, encryption, destruction of files, and the relevant information of a company, it is important to always keep the anti-virus updated, anti-virus. malwares to prevent and be able to attack the root problem in time if it is possible to do so, it is also recommended not to open files of unknown origin and schedule the mail so that you can eliminate them within a period no longer than 30 days or in less time.




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Mar 06, 2019 04:07 AM

Great post!

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