One of the greatest risks to IT Security is the prevalence of spam and malicious e-mail correspondence. Spam currently accounts for 92% of all e-mail traffic.
What is Spam?
Spam is often described as unsolicited, questionable, mass-emailed advertisements (i.e. the electronic equivalent of junk mail) for the purpose of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, spyware, viruses, etc.
How to Identify Spam?
Identifying spam e-mail may seem like an easy task. However, spammers are becoming more adept at copying the look and feel of messages transmitted from popular websites, organizations and other traditional mail sources. These can trick even the most seasoned internet users.
Here are some ways to identify spam email: