Posts Tagged ‘spam’

  • Tatyana Shcherbakova, Senior Spam Analyst at Kaspersky Lab (image: Kaspersky Lab)

    Most spam in February targeted Valentine’s Day

    March 26, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    According to Kaspersky Lab, a large portion 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. Some attackers went even further by trying to entice...

  • Sophos Naked Security blog today revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations (image: Sophos)

    USA stays top of Spampionship’s Dirty Dozen nations

    February 10, 2014 • SecurityComments Off

    Sophos Naked Security blog today revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations, as it published the final “Spampionship” league table of 2013. Once again, it was the USA which earned the league’s top spot, generating 14.5 percent of the total...

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    Malware, spam, and phishing – most common threats to business

    November 25, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    Attacks that employ a variety of malicious programmes, phishing attacks, and spam remain the cyber threats most frequently encountered by companies. At the same time, the volume of malicious attacks and spam has increased substantially in 2013, compared to...

  • Microsoft confirmed yesterday that they have concluded their purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business (image: Microsoft)

    Microsoft unveils state-of-the-art Cybercrime Center

    November 19, 2013 • OnlineComments Off

    Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced the opening of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center, a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime on its Redmond, Wash., campus in the United States. The Cybercrime Center combines Microsoft’s...

  • Pieter Streicher, managing director (Image source: BulkSMS)

    Stopping information overload in its tracks

    November 15, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    It used to be said that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. I think most of us can add a third to that list: too much information. We are constantly connected, constantly reachable, and it becomes very difficult and time-consuming to filter...

  • 12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Online Security

    March 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    At the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, I got the chance to sit down with Stephen Cobb, a distinguished security researcher for the IT security company ESET. We talked about a lot of things, including Android security issues and how walled gardens...

  • 23 Business attitudes to IT Security

    January 8, 2013 • SecurityComments Off

    You are a businessman or an expert responsible for critical decisions related to IT security, but you have a tough schedule. You are hunting for any piece of information that will illuminate the latest trends and facilitate obtaining more expertise in this...

  • Cyber-crime costs South Africa R3.7 billion

    October 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Norton by Symantec has released the findings of its annual Norton Cybercrime Report, one of the world’s largest consumer cybercrime studies. The study is aimed at understanding how cybercrime affects consumers, and how the adoption and evolution of new...

  • Kaspersky Lab and Comztek create partnership in Namibia

    September 7, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab and Comztek have cemented their partnership agreement and as of 1 August 2012, Comztek will be the official distributor of all Kaspersky Lab products in Namibia. This follows the announcement made earlier this year around Comztek being...

  • Spam in mail traffic continues to fall

    August 16, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    The proportion of spam in mail traffic continued to fall in Q2 2012, averaging 74.3%. This was a decrease of 2.3 percentage points compared to the previous quarter. In addition to seasonal factors this trend may also be related to the difficult economic...

  • One in every two spam messages are sent from Asia

    July 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    IT security and data protection firm Sophos has published the latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ of spam-relaying countries, covering the second quarter of 2012. While North America continued to reduce the proportion of spam it relayed by email, Asia increased...

  • Noticeable drop in unsolicited mail – Kaspersky Lab

    July 23, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    The proportion of spam in email traffic continued its gradual decline in June, falling a further two percentage points compared to May and averaging 71.9% for the month. At the same time, new techniques were deployed that made use of spam to infect users’...

  • Online banking threats on the increase

    July 5, 2012 • SecurityComments (1)

    As more banks around the world refine their Internet banking offerings, the number of online banking threats are on the increase, with 125 000 new malicious programs appearing each day. The statistics also show that cyber-criminals are successful in their...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s Spam in May 2012 report: Made in China

    June 19, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    In the last month Kaspersky Lab 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...

  • Non-humans drive over half of web traffic

    March 15, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off

    Cloud-based security provider Incapsula revealed in an interview with today that 51% of web traffic consists of possibly threatening automated software programs. Only 49% of web visitors are actual humans, whereas the rest consists...

  • Spam declined by 4.4% over December

    January 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off

    Kaspersky Lab has announced the publication of its spam report for December 2011. The last month of the year was predictably quiet – compared to November the share of spam in email traffic fell 4.4% and averaged 76.2% for the month. The lull in business in...