Kaspersky Lab Reports Increase In Malicious Spam

By SpiderGuest

7 December 2010

In the third quarter of 2010, it has been recorded that spam had gone down 1.5 per cent.

According to Kaspersky Lab’s, the number of emails containing malware has increased significantly. At the start of the quester, it was recorded that 6.3% of emails contained malicious attachments which is the highest percentage to date.

Most of the malicious emails were fake messages from social networking and games websites.

During the quarter as a whole malicious spam averaged 4.6 per cent compared with 1.9 per cent in second quarter.

Kaspersky Lab’s put the increase in spam to a worrying trend for spammers and cybercriminals working together preying upon the less computer literate users.

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The fall in malicious emails also lead to the closure of two control centres which were associated with the ‘Pushdo’ and ‘Cutwail’ botnets.

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