Phishing Scams and Spam Reportedly Down in October
By: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Mashable
Phishing scams on social networks have shrunk considerably in October, and spam in general has decreased too, according to a report by Internet security giant Kaspersky Lab released last Friday.
Compared to September, phishing attacks
-- emails that trick users into sharing private or financial
information with hackers that can then steal their money -- decreased by
more than 10% last month. Even though that's clearly good news, it
wasn't exactly a surprise for the analysts at Kaspersky Lab.
"The fact is that in summer phishers mostly attack schoolchildren and
students who spend lots of time surfing the Internet during their
holidays," writes Darya Gudkova, Kaspersky Lab's head of content
analysis and research. "As business activity starts to resume at the end
of summer, fraudsters return their attention to financial