Researchers at Checkpoint recently discovered in the last four weeks the number of ‘special offers’ related campaigns have nearly spiked in size.
"The first half of November already showed an 80% increase in phishing campaigns relating to sales & shopping special offers. Some of the emails include phrases such as, “special”, “offer”, “sale”, “cheap”, and “% off”. According to Checkpoint, “1 out of every 826 emails is a phishing email related to November shopping days, compared to less than 1 in 11,000 phishing emails at the start of October.”
Some of these campaigns look like typical spam.
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