Spam and phishing in Q3 2018

Quarterly highlights Personal data in spam We have often said that personal data is candy on a stick to fraudsters and must be kept safe (that is, not given out on dubious websites). It can be used to gain access to accounts and in targeted attacks and ransomware...

Spam and phishing in 2018

Numbers of the year The share of spam in mail traffic was 52.48%, which is 4.15 p.p. less than in 2017. The biggest source of spam this year was China (11.69%). 74.15% of spam emails were less than 2 KB in size. Malicious spam was detected most commonly with the...

Spam and phishing in Q1 2019

Quarterly highlights Valentine’s Day As per tradition, phishing timed to coincide with lovey-dovey day was aimed at swindling valuable confidential information out of starry-eyed users, such as bank card details. The topics exploited by cybercriminals ranged from...

Spam and phishing in Q2 2019

Quarterly highlights Spam through Google services In the second quarter of 2019, scammers were making active use of cloud-based data storage services such as Google Drive and Google Storage to hide their illegal content. The reasoning behind this is simple: a link...