69.6% Emails Flow Were Spams, 32.1% of phishing attacks target social networks [Reports]

Today, security giant Kaspersky has released KASPERSKY Security Bulletin “SPAM EVOLUTION 2013.” This report shows the report of spam and phishing emails flowing on the Internet. These are the key points of the report:

  • 69.9% emails flowed in 2013 were Spam. It is 2.5 percentage lower than 2012.
  • 3.2% Emails were with malicious attachments
  • 32.1% phishing attacks targeted social networks
  • 23% Spam Emails sent from China.
  • 74.5% spam emails were less than 1 KB in size.

It is good to see that Spam email traffic decreased by 2.5 percent in comparison with 2013. It is the first time in recent years, it is below than 70%.

Spam Traffic

China was the country that sent largest amount of spam emails (22.97%) followed by USA (17.63%) and South Korea (12.67%). India is at seventh spot with 3.5% spam emails.

Kaspersky also revealed that 3.2% emails sent last year contain malicious attachments. This 0.2% lower than numbers of 2012. Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen took first place with 7.9%. It is designed to look like registration form of an online banking and then used to steal user accounts.

If we talk about Phishing, 32.11% Phishing emails were sent to hack different social media accounts (7.6% increase since 2012). 14.85% phishing emails target banking and financial institutions.

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