What's the average number of Phishing emails sent per day?

By Pepper Parr

September 9th, 2023



The call it phishing.

A process that has someone trying to trick you into giving them some of your personal data and getting you to open an email that will do you nothing but harm.

How many of these do you get – and do you recognize them for what they are.

There is now some data on just how many of these things get sent out.
Malware Bytes, a service that we use to protect the Gazette web site.

Phishing is a type of cybercrime where hackers and cybercriminals trick others by pretending to be trustworthy sources to steal sensitive information like passwords or credit card details. They do this through fake emails, websites, or messages that look real.

Phishing uses tricks to manipulate people into sharing private information. To stay safe, it’s important to be aware of phishing tactics and verify requests to avoid falling for scams.

Send your guess to: publisher@bgzt.ca (that my address at the Gazette).  I’ll tally the answers and report back to you on Sunday.  The BGZT domain is an abbreviation for Burlington Gazette


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