Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is outpacing rival Democrat nominee Hilary Clinton... in inspiring phishing campaigns.
Donald Trump has had nearly 169 times as many spam lures as those featuring his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, email security biz Proofpoint reports.
Everything from straightforward text-based spam with embedded links to credential phishing have featured in election-themed spam emails during June and July. Surprising election news by or about Trump or "Get rich / smart like Trump” were the two most common themes.
Patrick Wheeler, director of threat intelligence at Proofpoint, commented: ”This is a contentious election, so we expected high volumes of election-related spam as threat actors capitalise on public attention. What we didn't expect was the very lopsided use of lures related to a single candidate." ®