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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.
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.
Analysis of spam developments in Q2 2014 by Kaspersky Lab experts revealed a growth in unsolicited correspondence and new cybercrime tricks
May saw numerous mass mailings for schools and colleges offering distance learning.
Malicious attachments in April came disguised as e-greetings and notifications about faxes.
In the first quarter of 2014 spammers started imitating messages from mobile applications
Despite the increased share of phishing attacks on online stores, the most frequently attacked category of organization was still social networking sites (23.5%).
According to the data collected for Kaspersky Lab’s study ‘Financial cyber threats in 2013’, cybercriminals are trying harder than ever to acquire confidential user information and steal money from bank accounts by creating fake sites mimicking financial organizations.
A lot of malicious attachments in February’s spam came in emails allegedly sent by women who wanted to make new friends in the run-up to Valentine's Day.
The analysts at Kaspersky Lab have published the results of the company’s spam monitoring for the first month of 2014.
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