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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 24 2014

Spam report: March 2014

In March, spammers weren’t content to stick with traditional holiday-related advertising; they also used holiday-themed messages to con personal information from users of social networks.

Mar 20 2014

Spam report: February 2014

The share of spam in global email traffic decreased by 7.6 percentage points and averaged 65.7% in January. As forecasted, the drop in the share of spam was due to a lull early in January when there is less business activity and a large number of botnets are turned off.

Feb 27 2014

Spam report: January 2014

January saw spammers switch their attention from Christmas and New Year to St. Valentine’s Day. English- and Russian-language mass mailings offering video surveillance systems were yet another popular trend in January.

Jan 30 2014

Spam money lenders: data theft, Trojans and other special features of ‘cheap’ loans

Millions of people worldwide prefer to buy goods and services on credit, agreeing to pay considerable sums in interest to various money lenders.

Jan 23 2014

Spam in December 2013

In December, spammers continued to honor the traditions of the season and tried to attract potential customers with a variety of original gift and winter vacation offers, taking advantage of the approaching holidays.

Nov 05 2013

Spam in Q3 2013

The percentage of spam in total email traffic decreased by 2.4% from the second quarter of 2013 and came to 68.3%.

Sep 23 2013

Spam in August 2013

The percentage of spam in email traffic in August was down 3.6 percentage points and averaged 67.6%.

Aug 05 2013

Spam in Q2 2013

The percentage of spam in total email traffic increased by 4.2% from the first quarter of 2013 and came to at 70.7%.

May 08 2013

Spam in Q1 2013

The percentage of spam in total mail traffic was up by 0.5 percentage points in the first quarter, averaging 66.5%.

Apr 18 2013

Spam in March 2013

The percentage of spam in email traffic was down 1 percentage point compared with February and averaged 70.1%

Mar 21 2013

Spam in February 2013

The percentage of spam in email traffic was up 12.8 percentage points compared with January and averaged 71.1%.

Feb 21 2013

Spam in January 2013

The percentage of spam in email traffic was down 7.7 percentage points compared with December and averaged 58.3%