In internet ,email bomb is a form of abuse which sends a huge number of email to an address in an attempt to overflow the mailbox or diffuse the server where the email address is subjected to denial of service attack. the three types of email bombing are mass mailing, list linking and zip bombing. Mass mailing consists of sending a several duplicate mails to the same email address. These mail are in simple design but can be easily detected as spam. The mass mailing use botnet to send out million of emails to a particular server which attacks the website and the email of the victim. this attack is difficult to defend because each time the hacker send different type of messages to the victim. List linking is also known as email cluster bomb where particular email address is sent to several email list subscription .the victim must unsubscribe unwanted services manually.
To stop this bombing , email subscription services send a confirmation mail for subscription. after subscription form is filled with the website the website links itself to the victim browser. then, the legitimate user would then a send a message to check the request without any reply email .when there a reply email the account is hacked. Zip bomb is a email which consists only of one alphabets several times when the email is opened it the account will be hacked. Text bomb is also a type of internet bomb where large number of text message sis flooded in the victim phone .this technique is a mean of cyber bullying or online harassment ,this may also lead to high bill charges on mobile services.
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