As published on Forbes, April 4, 2020
There has been a 667% increase in spear-fishing e-mail attacks related to COVID-19 since the end of February alone. Microsoft thwarts billions of phishing attempts a year on Office365 alone by relying on heuristics, detonation, and machine learning, strengthened by Microsoft Threat Protection Services. Kount discovered that e-mail age is one of the most reliable identity trust signals there are for identifying and stopping automated, fraudulent activity. Based on their research and product development, Kount announced Email First Seen capabilities as part of its AI-powered Identity Trust Global Network, which consists of fraud and trust signals from over half a billion email addresses. It also spans 32 billion annual interactions and 17.5 billion devices across 75 business sectors and 50-plus payment providers and card networks. The following is an overview of Kount’s technology stack and their Email First Seen solution. Source: How To Know If An E-Mail Is Trustworthy, March 11, 2020.