Email spam, also known as junk email or unsolicited bulk email, is a subset of electronic spam involving nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by email. Clicking on links in spam email may send users to phishing web sites or sites that are hosting malware. Spam email may also include malware as scripts or other executable file attachments. Definitions of spam usually include the aspects that email is unsolicited and sent in bulk. One subset of UBE is UCE. The opposite of „spam“, email which one wants, is called „ham“, usually when referring to a message’s automated analysis. Like other forms of unwanted bulk messaging, it is named for Spam luncheon meat by way of a Monty Python sketch in which Spam is depicted as ubiquitous and unavoidable.
Email spam has steadily grown since the early 1990s. Botnets, networks of virus-infected computers, are used to send about 80% of spam. Since the expense of the spam is borne mostly by the recipient, it is effectively postage due advertising.
The legal status of spam varies from one jurisdiction to another. In the United States, spam was declared to be legal by the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 provided the message adheres to certain specifications. ISPs have attempted to recover the cost of spam through lawsuits against spammers, although they have been mostly unsuccessful in collecting damages despite winning in court.
Cyberattacken auf Firmen und staatliche Einrichtungen in Deutschland haben in den vergangenen Jahren zugenommen. Das ist das Ergebnis einer Erhebung der Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) und ihrer Strategieberatung „Strategy&“, über die der „Spiegel“ berichtet. 2022 wurden 70 Prozent der befragten Organisationen mit bis zu zehn Attacken konfrontiert. Die übrigen 30 Prozent verzeichneten noch deutlich mehr Angriffe, fünf Prozent wurden mehr …Jetzt lesen »