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Hackers using pixel tracking to build data for better phishing practices

A technique used by marketers and advertisers to track web users and email recipients has been repurposed by cybercriminals and online spies as a way of discovering potential hacking targets, according to new security research. “We’ve seen a lot more use of this tactic recently as a probing or information-gathering tool,” by phishers and other cybercriminals, Donald Meyer of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., told CyberScoop.

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