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MailFrontier to Unveil Phishing IQ Test II at INBOX East


PALO ALTO, CA -- 11/11/2004 -- MailFrontier™, a pioneer in email security and leading provider of anti-spam and anti-phishing solutions, and the Golden Group today announced that the MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test II will be launched next week at the INBOX East Conference being held in Atlanta, November 17-19, 2004. Event attendees will have the unique opportunity to take the test onsite at a show kiosk. MailFrontier Research™ has found that 90 percent of respondents inaccurately identify at least one of the test’s email samples, and INBOX attendees will be put to the test to see if they can better this national average.

Phishing is the most common type of fraudulent email today, and the threat has grown beyond a consumer issue to an issue businesses must address. In the three months since the initial release of the phishing test, phishing email attacks have risen 50 percent each month, according to MailFrontier Research. At the same time, email fraudsters continue to develop new and increasingly complex techniques to lure email users. In fact, MailFrontier Research has identified more than 10 new phishing techniques since the launch of the initial phishing test.

“Phishers have increased their sophistication and legitimate email messages continue to employ techniques email users have been educated to avoid,” said Anne Bonaparte, president and CEO of MailFrontier. “We’ve compiled a fresh set of ten email samples that are more challenging than the first test, and certainly representative of the phishes being sent today. We encourage INBOX attendees next week to test their phishing IQ and see if they can beat the national average.”

To date, more than 225,000 people have taken the first version of the MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test with an average score of 70 percent. Individuals not attending INBOX can also visit to test their expertise.

About INBOX East 2004

First held earlier this year in San Jose, CA, the INBOX event [] moves to Atlanta, November 17-19 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. Built around a substantive, discussion-oriented conference, the event focuses on email, instant messaging and collaboration. INBOX is designed for C-level executives, IT management and staff and e-marketers. With the industry’s leading associations and more than 50 exhibiting companies involved, INBOX East provides a wealth of information, networking and resources in one place for the messaging industry.

About The Golden Group

The Golden Group [] crafts exceptional conferences and invigorating industry gatherings including ISPCON and INBOX -- The Email Event. The company is headquartered in Golden, Colorado with offices in northern California.

About MailFrontier

MailFrontier is a leading provider of email security solutions that stop unwanted email by protecting enterprises from the growing number of dangerous and costly email threats while giving them the ability to anticipate and stop new threats as they emerge. MailFrontier offers a comprehensive defense against all known email threats, including spam, viruses, phishing, blended threats and other attacks, such as directory harvest attacks. The company has more than 750 customers, including Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Pier 1 Imports, PNM Resources, San Francisco Giants and Wyndham International. Founded in February 2002, MailFrontier is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For additional information, go to

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