Last month saw our release of The Symantec Intelligence Report, combining the best of the Symantec.cloud Messagelabs Intelligence Report and the Symantec State of Spam and Phishing report. A bit of a mouthful we're sure you'd agree, which is why we've distilled everything down into a single place.
Included are the usual staples - Spam which is down from last year, Phishing which is up, and Virus attacks which have stayed roughly the same. Spyware is static, but the number of sites hosting web-borne viruses and trojans is on the increase.
So far, business as usual. But behind the broad trends lies a more interesting phenomenon, in the Chinese proverbial sense of, "May you live in interesting times." A number of new styles of attack are becoming more prevalent, which don't attempt to fit industry categories such as phishing or spyware, but which like to use elements of all of them.
Take Shady Rat, for example. We've written about...