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.