A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked

While you’ve likely never heard of companies like Yesware, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you. Specifically, they know when you’ve opened an email sent by one of their clients, where you are, what sort of device you’re on, and whether you’ve clicked a link, all without your awareness or consent….

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Using the Lingo of Wall Street, Hackers Breach Health Care Companies’ Email

For more than a year, a group of cybercriminals has been pilfering email correspondence from more than 100 organizations — most of them publicly traded health care or pharmaceutical companies — apparently in pursuit of information significant enough to affect global financial markets….

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Spam spreads faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts

“Spammers often use hacked accounts to spread spam.”

Spam spreads faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows. Traditionally, spam contains ads for fake and counterfeit products but now it also contains disruptive rumors and political information.

Hacked accounts were more aggressive in sending spam generated automatically by malware than individually propagated spam….

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