This book describes trends in email scams and offers tools and techniques
to identify such trends. It also describes automated countermeasures
based on an understanding of the type of persuasive methods used by
scammers. It reviews both consumer-facing scams and enterprise scams,
describing in-depth case studies relating to Craigslist scams and Business
Email Compromise Scams. This book provides a good starting point for
practitioners, decision makers and researchers in that it includes
alternatives and complementary tools to the currently deployed email
security tools, with a focus on understanding the metrics of scams.
Both professionals working in security and advanced-level students
interested in privacy or applications of computer science will find this book
a useful reference.
Scams and Targeting.- Identifying Scams and Trends.- Predicting Trends.- Persuasion in Scams.- Traditional Countermeasures to Unwanted Email.- Obfuscation in Spam and Scam.- Semantic Analytics of Messages.- Case Study: Sales Scams.- Case Study: Rental Scams.- Case Study: Romance Scams.- Case Study: Business Email Compromise.- Conclusion and Next Steps.