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Spam and phishing

What is spam?

If you use email, you’ll have encountered spam. But do you know where the term comes from, and why it’s used to refer to unwanted email? This section provides more details.

What is phishing?

Phishing attacks are commonly used by cybercriminals. This section contains examples of phishing attacks, and advice on how to protect yourself and your data against this type of threat.

Types of spam

Spam comes in many different varieties, ranging from advertizing of legitimate goods and services to political propaganda to Internet scams. Read on to find out more about the most common types of spam.

How to reduce spam

Spam isn’t only a nuisance, but can pose a threat to your computer or your data. This section provides simple, practical guidelines on how you can reduce the amount of spam you receive.

Analysis

Spam report: March 2014

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.

IT threat evolution Q1 2014

Apr 17 2014

IT threat evolution Q1 2014

According to KSN data, Kaspersky Lab products blocked a total of 1131000866 malicious attacks on computers and mobile devices in the first quarter of 2014.

Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 2: malware

Apr 09 2014

Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 2: malware

Programs designed to steal e-money and financial data are among the most complicated types of malicious software out there today.

Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 1: phishing

Apr 02 2014

Financial cyber threats in 2013. Part 1: phishing

It has been quite a few years since cybercriminals started actively stealing money from user accounts at online stores, e-payment systems and online banking systems.

Spam report: February 2014

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.

Spam report: January 2014

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.