“Valentine’s Day brings excitement for celebrating love and affection between dear ones. Spammers are gearing up for Valentine’s Day with several offers like product spam, gift cards, personalised cards, and financial spam. Symantec has been observing Valentine’s...”
“There's been a lot of talk about the holidy that Rustock took and now it's active again, and becoming moreso. Some have pointed to the lull in activity as a weakness that can be used to combat it but I don't think so. How can you possibly exploit the fact that they went on a break in...”
“Many countries are going through turbulent times due to natural disasters. In fact, emotions do run high when disasters strike—people are moved and understandably want to share in helping affected victims by donating to relief funds. The most recent natural disaster that Australia, Brazil, and...”
“Even spammers take a holiday break after all.
Spam made up 81.69% of all messages in December, compared with 84.31% in November. We have been tracking the decline in spam for few months now, and there were several interesting developments in this area.
Some botnets went virtually silent around the...”
“In this blog about spam volume, we discussed the virtual shutdown of three botnets including Rustock that caused the global spam volume to plummet around Christmas day. MessageLabs has indicated in their blog that those botnets have restarted, although they are sending less volume than pre-shutdown...”
“Since the close of 2010, Symantec has been observing a recent spam attack that is designed to distribute malware. On the arrival of the new year, Internet users often send best wishes to their friends and families through email or make use of online greeting card services. The spammers have...”
“The monthly State of Spam & Phishing report has been tracking the decline of overall spam in recent months. The chart below shows the global spam volume dropping significantly since August.
An even more significant drop was observed during the Christmas holiday. The chart below shows the global...”
“Posted on behalf of Mathew Nisbet, Malware Data Analyst
Over the 2010 Christmas holiday, the level of spam in circulation has dropped drastically. For example, at the time of writing, the amount of spam hitting our spam honeypots is the lowest it has been since McColo, the rogue ISP, was shut down...”
“Posted on behalf of Martin Lee, Senior Software Engineer, Symantec Hosted Services
Information security is all about maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data. At this time of year, no information security asset is more important than Santa’s ‘naughty or...”
“Posted on behalf of Matt Sergeant, Senior Anti-spam Technologist, Symantec Hosted Services
As of this week, Canada joins the rest of the G8 countries with its very own anti-spam law. Until now, Canada has been the only G8 country without anti-spam legislation. Bill C-28, the new Fighting Internet...”