EdgeWave’s Edge Protection Infrastructure Center TM (EPIC) advanced threat team has detected a resurgence in fake Pharmacy spam. This type of spam uses machine-written short phrases which contain key words and change from message to message, making it more difficult for automated spam filters. The highest hit rule of last week, written by EdgeWave’s Ron Stengel, stopped 9 million emails coming from Russian domains.
Even though major spam campaigns have been around for nearly two decades, they are still effective in crippling industry and stealing valuable data. It is estimated that spam still costs over $20 Billion in lost productivity each year, and that doesn’t count the strain spam puts on bandwidth, slowing other applications running on the network.
EdgeWave’s EPIC team provides advanced Zero Minute Defense spam protection by combining human intelligence with artificial intelligence in their analysis of email-based threats. When a threat is identified, EPIC engineers immediately create and upload a rule to EdgeWave ePrism Email Security to block these advanced and evolving threats, keeping their customers secure and worry-free.