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13 May   Spam News, Virus News

Spam and Phishing in Q1: New domains revitalize old spam

The new range of top level domains, launched in January 2015 and intended for use by relevant communities and organizations, has proved irresistible to spammers according to Kaspersky Lab’s Q1 2015 analysis of the spam and phishing threats landscape.

12 Mar   Spam News

Financial data leads the malicious spam hit list for fourth year in a row

For the fourth year running programs designed to steal users logins, passwords and other confidential data remain on top of the list of the most widespread malware distributed by email, according to Kaspersky Lab.

27 Nov   Spam News

Spam and Phishing in Q3: iPhones and Ice Buckets Used to Promote Junk Mailings

The launch of iPhone 6, along with the Ice Bucket Challenge initiative, were the two main topics that spammers used to promote junk mailings in the third quarter

23 Oct   Spam News

Spam in September: Ebola in “Nigerian” letters

Spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus.

25 Sep   Spam News

Kaspersky Lab Reports: Great Britain was Target Number One for Spammers Sending Malicious Attachments in August

Kaspersky Lab has analyzed the evolution of spam in August. According to the company’s experts, the US ranks first among countries which are sources of spam distributed around the world, while the UK now leads the ranking based on the number of mail antivirus detections.

28 Aug   Spam News

Spam in July: Hot Weather Nurtures Financial Phishing

Although it’s the height of summer and most businesses are in a natural lull, Kaspersky Lab’s experts reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in spam.

12 Aug   Spam News

Spam in Q2: the US is the No.3 target of malicious mass mailings and No.1 source of world spam

Analysis of spam developments in Q2 2014 by Kaspersky Lab experts revealed a growth in unsolicited correspondence and new cybercrime tricks

30 Jun   Spam News

Spam in May: an education in fake notifications

May saw numerous mass mailings for schools and colleges offering distance learning.

28 May   Spam News

The Trojan Matryoshka: April’s Malicious Spam

Malicious attachments in April came disguised as e-greetings and notifications about faxes.

06 May   Spam News

Spam in Q1 2014: US Once Again the Prime Target for Malicious Emails

In the first quarter of 2014 spammers started imitating messages from mobile applications

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