What is spam and how did it turn into phishing? When email was built no one ever thought it would be as widely used as it is today, so it was not built to be secure. Because of this, people figured out early on that you could get a lot of people’s attention easily by sending mass emails, and thus spam was born.
Once spam was part of our daily lives, hackers began to exploit unknown sender emails to gain access to a target’s personal information, including identity, credit cards, etc. Learn more about the origins of spam and phishing emails below!