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By Dan Bleaken, Senior Malware Data Analyst, Symantec Hosted Services  In the September MLI report we discussed that it is important for IT managers and HR managers to understand that there will always be a subset of employees that are likely to try ...
Blog Entry by Paul Wood | 20 Oct 2010 | 0 comments
On behalf of Dan Bleaken, Senior Malware Data Analyst, Symantec Hosted Services Recently it has been widely reported that global spam volumes have decreased, especially on Sunday 3rd October 2010, when spam levels dropped to their lowest for some ...
Blog Entry by Daren Lewis | 06 Oct 2010 | 0 comments
Posted on behalf of  Nick Johnston, Senior Software Engineer, Symantec Hosted Services HMRC, the UK's tax collecting agency, recently announced that six million people in the country have paid the wrong amount of tax and stated that it ...
Blog Entry by MarissaVicario | 27 Sep 2010 | 0 comments
Posted on behalf of Mathew Nisbet, Malware Data Analyst Today there has been a lot of traffic on Twitter related to a very recently discovered Javascript exploit. It took advantage of the way Twitter handled Javascript in updates. Most of ...
Blog Entry by MarissaVicario | 21 Sep 2010 | 0 comments
Posted on behalf of Bhaskar Krishnappa, Malware Analyst, Symantec Hosted Services This month, the security world has witnessed two major threats that occurred around the same time. The first one was the mass mailer worm “ Here You Have ” ( ...
Blog Entry by MarissaVicario | 17 Sep 2010 | 2 comments
An e-mail storm is a sudden spike of email traffic, often caused by malware (like the recent "Here You Have" virus) and users on large distribution lists replying to all. These storms are not just inconveniences – they pose a challenge to email ...
Blog Entry by Minh_Phan_at_Sy... | 10 Sep 2010 | 1 comment
By Tony Millington, Malware Operations Engineer, Symantec Hosted Services On September 9, 2010 at 15:20 (GMT) MessageLabs Intelligence identified and began blocking a new virus attack using old mass-mailer techniques. Using Skeptic’s patented ...
Blog Entry by Paul Wood | 10 Sep 2010 | 2 comments
Posted on behalf of Mathew Nisbet, Malware Data Analyst, Symantec Hosted Services The Cutwail botnet has been one of the most prolific spamming botnets during the last two to three years.  Even before the McColo ISP takedown in November ...
Blog Entry by MarissaVicario | 03 Sep 2010 | 0 comments
Posted on behalf of Nick Johnston, Senior Software Engineer, Symantec Hosted Services MessageLabs Intelligence has recently seen an interesting variant on normal bank and other financial institution phishing. This particular phish message encourages ...
Blog Entry by MarissaVicario | 30 Aug 2010 | 0 comments
By Yuriko Kako-Batt, Malware Analyst, Symantec Hosted Services Dating scams are a common spam email problem.  Spam relating to sex or dating currently accounts for approximately 4 percent of global spam.  In a typical scam, a recipient (male or ...
Blog Entry by MarissaVicario | 25 Aug 2010 | 0 comments