The most active countries sending spam is still held by China. Although the percentages were little changed, down 1.2% China, the United States fell 0.9% and South Korea fell by 3%.
Of Kaspersky Lab notes, the majority of email spam remains small with under 1 Kb file. In the second quarter, email spam small rose 4.8% and in total accounted for 73.8% of all spam emails.
Number of malicious attachments in the second quarter, down 1% from the first quarter to 2.3% of all spam emails.
Among the threats that spread through email, the most dominant is the email that is designed to steal user accounts to access the data (eg username and password), especially username and password for online banking services.
In the second quarter is seen also a change in the company’s targeted phishing attacks.
The number of attacks that target social networking down 3.3% and the percentage of attacks targeting financial companies rose 1.2% and create categories of financial companies rose to second position under social networking.