Why some people get more phishing emails and malware spam

ZDNet's Danny Palmer breaks down the data compiled and analyzed by Google and Stanford University in a new research paper. It turns out, if your data was exposed in a breach, you're more likely to be targeted with phish or malware. Perhaps a bit obvious, but there's also other interesting stuff to glean from "Who is targeted by email-based phishing and malware? Measuring factors that differentiate risk," authored by Camelia Simoiu (Stanford University) along with Googlers Ali Zand, Kurt Thomas and Elie Bursztein. Click here to read the ZDNet article and click here to access the research paper.

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