Desperate Spammers Are Targeting Calendars With ‘Meeting’ Invites

Faced with powerful automated filters on Gmail, criminals have found a new, annoying way to catch your attention

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“The vast majority of traditional email spam is blocked by filters, and so they’re trying to find another way to get some eyeballs.”

A sample spam invite dug up from my editor’s Gmail. The message, which is in Russian, invites the recipient to tap on a link to win some money.

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