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Kaspersky Lab experts found the first spam emails mentioning the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in early 2015, a year before the event is set to take place
The latest Kaspersky Lab Spam and Phishing Report has discovered that although the quantity of spam emails has been decreasing, they have become more criminalized
According to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin, the volume of spam emails in 2015 decreased to 55.28% of overall email traffic – a fall of 11.48% on the previous year.
Delivery notifications could dampen the festive mood this holiday as cybercriminals exploit users’ online shopping sprees with phishing messages masquerading as genuine emails from big name delivery brands
The ongoing war in Syria has seen the number of fraudulent emails targeting the international community rise in recent months, according to a Kaspersky Lab report into spam and phishing trends
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.
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.
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
Spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus.
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.
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