Trump Spam Dominates Electronic mail Subject Lines in Run up to Mid-Terms

Donald Trump is well recognized for his claims to be the largest and best and now he can make a new demand, having been called by Proofpoint as the most usually used keyword in election-related spam.

The name Trump highlighting in 53% of election-related spam electronic mail subject lines, defeating the nearest opponent “Obama” who had a trifling 6%. The nearest keyword word to Trump was “Democrat” with 11% of spam volume, after that “election” on 10% and “republican” on 7%.

A search for the names of all contenders running for Congress generated insignificant results for all except two candidates. Although there were several well-liked, nationally-recognized names up for election, just Cruz and Pelosi had prominent spam electronic mail volumes, although at a low level. The name Cruz was present in 4% of subject lines and Pelosi was in 2%.

Proofpoint notices that in the run-up to the polls, higher spam volumes related with positive results for the contenders in the United States, UK, France, and Germany. In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. election, Trump spam was nine times as common as Clinton spam.

For the mid-terms, the results are not so obvious even though the higher number of “democrat” spam electronic mails compared to “republican” spam electronic mails did correspond with the outcomes for the House of Representatives with the Democrats acquiring a majority.

The examination of the election-related spam landscape emphasized a usual tendency in phishing and spamming. The use of effective brand names to generate clicks on hyperlinks inserted in electronic mails. The strongest brands are commonly used by spammers to creäte more clicks.

“Whether these brands are trendy or polarizing, spammers include them in subject lines, electronic mail bodies, URL landing pages, social media remarks, and more to drive clicks and eyeballs, even though the actual spam or associated pages are totally unconnected to politics,” notes Proofpoint.