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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

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 23 2014

Kaspersky Security Bulletin. Spam evolution 2013

Spam is changing and as traditional advertising declines we see far more fraud, malware and phishing.

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.

Dec 19 2013

Spam in November 2013

In November we saw a large number of spam messages offering seasonal and full-time jobs. This comes as a surprise for this time of the year: the labor market is experiencing a “low season” as the end of the fiscal year approaches.

Nov 21 2013

Spam in October 2013

In October, spammers continued to actively use the names of well-known companies to spread malicious ZIP files. We registered several mass mailings offering rather unusual, if not to say exotic, services...

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%.

Oct 29 2013

Spam in September 2013

In September, the proportion of world spam in mail traffic continued to decline and reached 66%. As always the spammers focused on advertising seasonal goods and services.

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 23 2013

Spam in April 2013

The percentage of spam in email traffic was up 2.1 percentage points compared with March and averaged 72.2%.

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%.