14 Jun   Spam News

Spam in May 2012: Made in China

In the last month of spring we saw a further reduction in the amount of spam found in email traffic: its share was down 3.4 percentage points, and fell to its lowest point since the start of the year – 73.8%. However users face all the risks associated with malware attachments and other fraudsters’ tricks

17 May   Spam News

Spam in April 2012: Junk Mail Gathers Pace in the US

Kaspersky Lab’s monthly report on spammer activity shows the proportion of spam in email traffic was up 2.2 percentage points in April compared to the previous month and averaged 77.2%

15 May   Spam News

Spam in Q1 2012: A Marathon of Holidays

The first quarter of the year was littered with holidays and, of course, spammers tried to make the most of it. Be it Valentine’s Day, International Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day or Easter – it seems there’s no holiday that won’t get a spammer working overtime

19 Apr   Spam News

Spam in March 2012: Crusade Against Spammers Yields Results

In March Kaspersky Lab experts, together with their colleagues from other organizations specializing in IT security, succeeded in closing down the latest version of the notorious Hlux/Kelihos botnet

20 Mar   Spam News

Spam in February 2012: Spammers Have Holidays Too

In February, spammers continued with their January mass-mailings devoted to St Valentine’s Day. The numbers of unsolicited valentines peaked on February 12 at 0.2% of all spam messages

01 Mar   Spam News

Spam in 2011: less is more dangerous

The trend of recent years continued in 2011, with a further reduction in the amount of spam in email traffic

24 Feb   Spam News

Spam in January 2012: Love, Politics and Sport

The main topics exploited in spam mailings in January were Valentine’s Day, elections in Russia and the USA as well as the upcoming London Olympics

12 Jan   Spam News

Cupones descuento que pueden salir muy caros

Groupon, Ofertix o Descontalia son algunas de las empresas especializadas en ofrecer estos cupones en España. En vistas del éxito obtenido, los spammers comienzan a usar la misma estrategia en sus correos

20 Dec   Spam News

Spam in November 2011: Phishing Attacks on Habbo Increase Tenfold

Online scammers have long taken an interest in spam mailings with fake notifications imitating those sent out by social networking sites. At the same time, social network accounts have become permanent targets for phishers. In November, spammers focused on Flickr, Twitter and LinkedIn while phishers showed a preference for Habbo

25 Nov   Spam News

Kaspersky Lab has published its review of spammer activity in October 2011

Kaspersky Lab has published its review of spammer activity in October 2011. This month witnessed mass mailings exploiting high-profile events, a shift in phishing targets and spam sources were spread more evenly over more countries

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