Kaspersky Security Bulletin. Spam and phishing in 2015

In 2015, the proportion of spam in email traffic decreased by 11.48 percentage points and accounted for 55.28%. This reduction was caused by the migration of advertising for legal goods and services from spam flows to more convenient and legal platforms, as well as by the expansion of the “gray” zone in mass mailings. Read Full Article

Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2015. Overall statistics for 2015

In 2015, virus writers demonstrated a particular interest in exploits for Adobe Flash Player. The proportion of relatively simple programs used in mass attacks was growing. Attackers have mastered non-Windows platforms – Android and Linux: almost all types of malicious programs are created and used for these platforms. Read Full Article

Spam and phishing in Q3 2015

In Q3 of 2015, the percentage of spam in email traffic accounted for 54.2%. The holiday season saw an increase in tourism-related malicious spam. Cybercriminals sent out fake notifications from well-known booking services, airlines and hotels, as well as emails from individuals. They typically included attached archives with different Trojan downloaders. Read Full Article