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Symantec Intelligence Report: February 2012

Created: 29 Feb 2012 • Updated: 25 Jun 2013
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Socially engineered polymorphic malware spoofing a well-known North American business mediation and arbitration service

The February edition of the Symantec Intelligence report provides the latest analysis of cyber security threats, trends and insights from the Symantec Intelligence team concerning malware, spam, and other potentially harmful business risks. The data used to compile the analysis for this report includes data from January 2011 and February 2012.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 68.0 percent (a decrease of 1.0 percentage points since January 2011): page 7
  • Phishing – One in 358.1 emails identified as phishing (an increase of 0.01 percentage points since January 2011): page 10
  • Malware – One in 274.0 emails contained malware (an increase of 0.03 percentage points since January 2011): page 12
  • Malicious Web sites – 2,305 Web sites blocked per day (an increase of 9.7 percent since January 2011): page 13
  • New wave of cyber-attacks designed to impersonate the Better Business Bureau: page 2
  • Blogs review: page 6
  • Best Practices for Enterprises and Users: page 16

Please download the full report here: February 2012 Symantec Intelligence Report

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