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Gmail blocked 18 million malicious emails a day last week

Gmail blocked 18 million malicious emails a day last week

Google announced it had intercepted 18 million COVID-19-related malware and phishing emails every day last week.

According to the company, this represented almost 20% of the total number of phishing messages blocked daily by Gmail.

And, according to the company, this does not include the 240 million coronavirus-related spam messages that its automated systems filter out every day.

Last week, U.S. and UK cybersecurity officials warned that hackers and criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to deceive people around the world.

“Existing malware campaigns that were simply updated to exploit the heightened attention on COVID-19,” I publish Google warning that the messages are trying to reach professionals who are working in the home office.

Currently, with more than 1.5 billion users and 5 million paying companies, Gmail is the most widely used email service in the world.