Social Engineering Attacks Soar as Polymorphic Malware Rate Peaks at 72% of Email Malware in September; Cyber Criminals Ambush Popular Blogging Platform to Push Pills
Welcome to the September edition of the Symantec Intelligence report which, combining the best research and analysis from the Symantec.cloud MessageLabs Intelligence Report and the Symantec State of Spam & Phishing 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 combined report includes data from August and September 2011.
- Spam – 74.8 percent in September (a decrease of 1.1 percentage points since August 2011): page 11
- Phishing – One in 447.9 emails identified as phishing (a decrease of 0.26 percentage points since August 2011): page 14