How Spammers Get my Emails?September 26, 2019
Spammers are one of the threats in the internet world. They always attack any email that might give benefits to them either to threat you or to spread malicious code within the believable email content. Their attacks are ongoing and dynamics. You can be attacked in a split of second without your realization
So how do they get your emails, here I will explain the most common way that they obtain the emails.
- Crawling Using Tools
Normally, an email will be associated with the domain name (email@example.com). In case you don’t know, actually there are a bunch of tools that can scan and crawl the web to harvest the email address.
- Buying Email List
There will be a list of emails that obtain by the hackers or any associate with the spammers will buy the email list to spam them and extract money from the email owner by threating them.
- Making a good guess
Good guessing from spammers is like a blessing for them. 80% domain owner will have some same email address in the email list. For example:
They will try to guess the email address and try to send some spam or some malicious code.
- Your email is public
If you advertise your email to the public, they can easily pick it on the email address. From name card, flyers, brochure, website, social media or others. It is important to keep your email as private as you can.
If you encounter this type of email, do not panic.. just click on the delete button. If there are unrecognized email together with some attachment, please consider before download or do not download it at all. Have you heard on Sextortion Attack? We will explain it in our next post.