WHAT IS SPYMAIL?
Spymails are emails containing hidden tracking codes that collect metadata about your email engagement. When you open a spymail, the sender of the email receives metadata that lead to privacy infringment and data LOSS.
Location: Your physical location based on IP address
Open: If, when, and how often you open the email
System: Device, operating system, and browser info
Subsequent comm: If and where you forward the email
WHAT SPYMAIL LOOKS LIKE
Would you feel comfortable with your email security if it leaked this much metadata?
Spymail tool Read Notify dashboard (click to zoom)
WHY SPYMAIL IS DANGEROUS
Spymail puts businesses at risk of both financial disasters and customer reputation nightmares because the metadata it collects can:
Expose businesses to legal liability if opened or forwarded by employees
Enable outsiders to track physical locations of employees
Reveal sensitive internal email activity to outsiders
Empower sophisticated social engineering and phishing attacks
A SPYMAIL ENCOUNTER
MailControl’s Chad Gilles describes how he first encountered spymail while working as a patent attorney.
HOW EPS STOPS SPYMAIL
MailControl’s Enterprise Privacy Shield disarms all spymail: