The fundamental economics of crime remain the same, whether the vehicle is an international email or an international voice call.
There have been several attempts to improve the security and privacy of email. A new academic paper explores why each attempt has struggled to gain acceptance.
Business email compromise schemes are not going away, as demonstrated by the number recently arrested by US federal authorities.
Our industry needs to think seriously about how we maintain the integrity of email addresses, if we want to keep using them as a key that opens access to other online services.
US prosecutors accuse two Vietnamese of hacking into 8 email providers, then unleashing spam which generated USD2mn of revenues via the marketing websites of a Canadian conspirator.