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Symantec Analyst Relations | 18 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

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 through February 2013.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 65.9 percent (an increase of 1.8 percentage points since January)
  • Phishing – One in 466.3 emails identified as phishing (an increase of 0.018 percentage points since January)
  • Malware – One in 408.2 emails contained malware (a decrease of 0.11 percentage points since January)
  • Malicious websites – 1,530 websites blocked per day (a decrease of 32.2 percent since January)

Introduction

In the past month we‘ve discovered of the earliest known...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 14 Dec 2012 | 0 comments

It seems that everywhere you turn this year, there’s news of another data breach. Sometimes it’s a laptop stolen, other times it’s hackers compromising a database. No matter how they occur, each breach leads to someone’s identity being exposed. Whether or not this exposure leads to identity theft, there’s no doubt that the risk involved, and the frequency that these breaches are occurring makes data breaches one of the top security issues of 2012. Read more

 

Symantec Intelligence Report: November 2012 - A look at identities lost in data breaches; Holiday spam

The November 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...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 16 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

This blog was originally posted in Symantec Intelligence

from Paul Wood, Cyber Security Intelligence Manager

In this month’s report we investigate a new social networking avenue that scammers are attempting to leverage: Instagram. They’re doing so in order to gather personal details and persuade users to sign up for premium-rate mobile services, among other things, generally by creating fake accounts:

The scams take on a number of forms, from spam comments, to fake followers, to liking photos in the hopes people will check out their profiles, which in turn often contain more spam links.

We’ve also noticed a significant drop in email spam volumes this month. The global spam rate has dropped by more than 10%, from 75% of email traffic in...

Symantec Analyst Relations | 12 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

The August 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 May 2011 through August 2012.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 72.3 percent (an increase of 4.7 percentage points since July)
  • Phishing – One in 312.9 emails identified as phishing (an increase of 0.109 percentage points since July)
  • Malware – One in 233.1 emails contained malware (a decrease of 0.14 percentage points since July)
  • Malicious Web sites – 1 website blocked per day (a decrease of 49.8 percent since July)
  • The state of data breaches to date in 2012
  • A look at a malicious email scam that pretends to come from Symantec
  • A new Java zero-day vulnerability appears in...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 08 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

The July 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 through June 2012.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 67.6 percent (an increase of 0.8 percentage points since June)
  • Phishing – One in 475.3 emails identified as phishing (a decrease of 0.003 percentage points since June)
  • Malware – One in 340.9 emails contained malware (a decrease of 0.023 percentage points since June)
  • Malicious Web sites – 2,189 Web sites blocked per day (an increase of 4.0 percent since June)
  • Olympic related scams and threats to keep an eye on
  • Web attack toolkit activity in the first six months of 2012
  • A roundup of the best blogs of the last month...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 29 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

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...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 26 Jan 2012 | 1 comment

This month’s report takes a closer look at how spammers are taking advantage of major calendar events (The New Year, Valentine’s Day and the Olympic games) to target potential victims.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 69.0 percent (an increase of 1.3 percentage points since December 2011): page 5
  • Phishing – One in 370.0 emails identified as phishing (an increase of 0.06 percentage points since December 2011): page 7
  • Malware – One in 295.0 emails contained malware (a decrease of 0.02 percentage points since December 2011): page 9
  • Malicious Web sites – 2,102 Web sites blocked per day (a decrease of 77.4 percent since December 2011): page 11
  • Spammers continue to take advantage of holidays and events: page 2
  • Best Practices for Enterprises and Users: page 14

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Symantec Analyst Relations | 04 Oct 2011 | 0 comments

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.

Report highlights

  • 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
  • Malware...
Symantec Analyst Relations | 23 Aug 2011 | 0 comments

Turbulent financial markets trigger a return to stock pump-and-dump spam; Master Boot Record (MBR) malware may be making a comeback.

With the stock markets in turmoil once more, spammers are seeking to benefit from fluctuations in a turbulent market by trying to manipulate certain stocks through large volumes of spam. The August 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report highlights the latest trends including the comeback of MBR threats and takes a closer look at some of the techniques behind the recent Shady RAT operation. Read the report to get the latest trends and threats and don’t forget to tell us what you think.

Report highlights

  • Spam – 75.9 percent in August (a decrease of 1.9 percentage points since July 2011): page 13
  • Phishing – One in 207.7 emails identified as phishing (an increase of 0.48 percentage points since July 2011): page 16
  • Malware – One in 203.3 emails in August contained malware (an...