Coronavirus, payments to those in need and a lottery for self-isolation. The most popular topics of 2020 among spammers

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Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:47 pm

Yandex.Mail 360 processed 78.3 billion emails in 2020, and a third of them were sent as spam

The team of the mail service Yandex.Mail 360 shared interesting statistics – which topics were actively used by spammers last year. Topped the rating of mailing lists about various kinds of payments, mainly related to the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus, payments to those in need, and a lottery for self-isolation. The most popular topics of 2020 among spammers

Yandex.Mail 360 uses Spam Defense technology. In 2020, the system processed 78.3 billion emails, and a third of them were sent as spam. Due to the pandemic, some people lost their income, spammers began to send letters about various payments. At the same time, they often forged them as messages from well-known sites such as “Gosuslugi” or mos.ru. 

The rating of topics used by spammers looks like this:

  1. Compensation for coronavirus treatment costs
  2. Additional payments for those in need
  3. Lottery to support the population during self-isolation
  4. Compensation for the cost of imported goods under the import substitution program
  5. Demanding money for non-disclosure of personal information

Yandex introduced Yandex.Mail 360 at the end of September 2020. It is a set of services for work, united by a common interface. The set of services includes Yandex.Mail, Yandex.Disk, Yandex.Calendar, Yandex.Telemost, Yandex.Messenger and Yandex.Notes.

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