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Here’s what you should know about distributed spam distraction

Cybercriminals are always devising ways to attack both individuals and businesses inconspicuously. This helps them avoid detection, which buys them time to infiltrate a system and take hold of information they can leverage for a bigger attack. One way crooks do this is through distributed spam distraction (DSD) schemes. What is DSD? DSD is a […]

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What are distributed spam distraction attacks?

The average person goes through anywhere between one and a dozen assorted emails per day, but have you ever experienced receiving a few thousand emails in a span of a few hours? If so, you may be experiencing a distributed spam distraction (DSD) attack. Here are some things you should know about it: What is […]

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Learn about distributed spam distraction schemes to protect your business

Distributed spam distraction (DSD) attacks are on the rise, as cybercriminals are banking on the busyness of the holidays to conduct cyberattacks in plain sight. These attacks aim to bury legitimate email alerts such as password change emails and the like. What is DSD? DSD is a type of attack wherein cybercriminals bombard email inboxes […]

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The threat of distributed spam distraction

You wouldn’t think that cybercriminals would carry out their nefarious schemes in plain sight — except that they do and you’ve probably already fallen victim to them. Learn all about a scheme called distributed spam distraction (DSD) and how malicious actors are using it to steal valuable information from their victims. What is DSD? DSD […]

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Watch out for distributed spam distraction

A lot of people get a handful of spam in their email inboxes every day. While spam can be a nuisance, it only takes a few minutes to delete or block spam. But if you receive tens of thousands of spam all at the same time, a huge chunk of your time and energy will […]

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Distributed spam distraction hides illegal activities

As annoying as spam email is, it’s usually pretty harmless. But hackers have been using a method called distributed spam distraction (DSD) where spam email is used to carry out illegal activities. Learn more about DSD and how you can safeguard your systems against it. What is DSD? DSD is a type of attack wherein […]

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How to stop VoIP theft of service

As the use of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones becomes more widespread, so do the security threats that target VoIP, such as theft of service. This threat is the most common type being used by cybercriminals today. Let’s examine how it affects your VoIP network and the preventive measures to counter it. What is […]

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Preventing theft of service in VoIP

VoIP phone systems use the internet just like any PC. Therefore, hackers can gain access to your servers and data network through VoIP phones. Understanding how to combat theft of service in VoIP is critical, so if you want to learn how to do it, read on. What is theft of service? Internet-based phone systems […]

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What is VoIP theft of service?

Despite often going undetected, theft of service is the most common type of fraud for phone systems that use the internet to make calls. How does it affect an organization’s VoIP network and how can businesses prevent or minimize the risk of this type of fraud? Let’s take a closer look. What is theft of […]

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Distributed spam distraction used for illegal activities

Usually, when victims find out their account has been hacked or hijacked, serious damage has already been done. But there’s a new illegal activity that cybercriminals are employing — and it’s done in plain sight. Distributed spam distraction involves sending thousands of spam email, and they do more than cause distractions. Understanding DSD Distributed spam […]

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