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The Internet threat alert status is currently normal. At present, no major epidemics or other serious incidents have been recorded by Kaspersky Lab’s monitoring service. Internet threat level: 1

Apr 19 2011

Spam report: March 2011

The amount of spam in email traffic increased by 0.9 percentage points compared to February and averaged 79.6%.

Mar 31 2011

A Short, Sharp Shock for Spam

The fight against spam should include a complete set of measures to both protect users and counter the criminal organizations behind spam.

Mar 21 2011

Spam report: February 2011

The amount of spam in mail traffic increased by 1.1 percentage points compared to January and averaged 78.7%.

Feb 22 2011

Spam report: January 2011

In early January, the main factor determining the amount of spam in mail traffic was the New Year holidays.

Feb 17 2011

Kaspersky Security Bulletin. Spam Evolution 2010

Kaspersky Lab analyses approximately 1.5 million spam messages daily. The material for analysis includes email flows of different qualities and intensities provided by our clients and partners, as well as spam that has been captured by special ‘traps’.

Jan 27 2011

Spam report: December 2010

The amount of spam in email traffic increased by 0.3 percentage points compared to November and averaged 77.1%.

Dec 21 2010

Spam report: November 2010

The Pushdo/Cutwail and Bredolab botnet command centers have been shut down; the SpamIt partner program went out of business; and a criminal case has been brought against Igor Gusev who is believed to be the world’s No.1 spammer.

Nov 25 2010

Spam report: October 2010

As we wrote in last month’s report , at the end of September law enforcement agencies arrested a number of members from the criminal group behind ZeuS.

Nov 10 2010

Spam in the Third Quarter of 2010

The third quarter of 2010 started off with several favorable events for the anti-spam industry. In August, the security intelligence firm, LastLine, worked with a task force to shut down over 20 control centers used by the Pushdo / Cutwail botnet...

Oct 28 2010

Spam report: September 2010

The most significant event of the month was the announcement in mid-September that the Spamlt partner program would be closed down on 1 October.

Sep 22 2010

Spam Report: August 2010

The amount of spam detected in mail traffic averaged 82.6% in August 2010. A low of 79.4% was recorded on 2 August, with a peak value of 89.7% being reached on 7 August.

Sep 01 2010

Spam report: July 2010

The amount of spam detected in mail traffic averaged 82.9% in July 2010. A low of 77.9% was recorded on 20 July with a peak value of 90.1% being reached on 25 and 31 July.