Spam and Phishing – Part 3 of 3

Spam and Phishing – Part 3 of 3

Proportion of spam in email traffic The share of spam in email traffic in 2017 fell by 1.68% to 56.63%. Sources of spam by country In 2017, the US remained the biggest source of spam (13.21%). A 6.59% hike in spam distribution pushed China up to second place (11.25%). Vietnam took bronze (9.85%). India slipped Read More »

Spam and Phishing – Part 2 of 3

Spam and Phishing – Part 2 of 3

Phishing pages migrate to HTTPS Sites have been moving to HTTPS in increasing numbers, and not just legitimate resources. If a year ago a top tip for users was “check that pages requesting personal data are secure,” today a certificate does not guarantee safety: anyone or anything could be behind it. Where do scammers get certificates? Read More »

Spam & Phishing in 2017 – Part 1

Spam & Phishing in 2017 – Part 1

Figures of the year The share of spam in mail traffic came to 56.63%, down 1.68% against 2016. The biggest source of spam remains the US (13.21%). 40% of spam emails were less than 2 KB in size. The most common malware family found in mail traffic was Trojan-Downloader.JS.Sload The Anti-Phishing system was triggered 246,231,645 Read More »

Bee Token falls victim to cyber criminals; nearly $1-million lost

Bee Token falls victim to cyber criminals; nearly $1-million lost

Cryptocurrency startup Bee Token confirmed that scammers conned its investors out of at least $928,000 worth of ethereum when it ran its initial coin offering (ICO). The fraudsters who phished the investors posed as the Bee Token team, urging them to quickly capitalize on the ICO to gain a significantly higher return on investment. The scheme involved the phishers sending Read More »