Spam Evolution January 2010

Spam Evolution January 2010

By: Kaspersky Security Bulletin
Published: January 2010

The amount of malicious attachments remained rather low. Spammers used tried-and-tested methods to distribute malware such as fake notifications from DHL, rather than implementing anything new or different.

  • The amount of spam in email traffic increased by 3.5% compared to December’s figure. The overall average being 86.1% for January.
  • Links to phishing sites were found in 0.81% of all emails, a decrease of 0.03% compared to December.
  • Malicious files were found in 0.07% of all emails, a decrease of 0.09% compared with the previous month.

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