Kaspersky Lab: High-spam in the first quarter of 2013




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Kaspersky Lab: High-spam in the first quarter of 2013

According to a report of the company “Kaspersky Lab” specialized in the field of information security, about the percentage of spam spam of all e-mails rose slightly +0.53% in the first quarter of 2013 and accounted for about 66.55%. Also did not increase the percentage of e-mails attached malicious files significantly and accounted for 3.3%, while the share of e-mails fell التصيدية by 4.25-fold, representing 0.0004%.

According to the company, the promoters have turned the spam in the first quarter of 2013 to the techniques previously deployed but not used for a long time. Where the re-use of a method known to create a “buzz in the background,” known as “white text.” This method includes adding random clips from the text to the electronic message. Where these texts were written in a light gray color on a gray background and was separated from the original text of the Declaration. And publishers expect to be considered spam mail filters based on the analysis of these text messages as electronic newsletters and the use of random news clips make all the electronic message is different from the other messages are difficult to diagnose.

The promoters spam, in addition, to examine the possibilities of legitimate services and now exploit to avoid spam filters. It was disguising physical addresses which lead to malicious links, in two ways two projects at once. Initially used promoters spam URL shortening service from Yahoo and then they have to address the following link via Google Translate. This service can translate web pages in the selected link and create a new link for translation. The sum of these tactics make each link is unique, and that the use of two known sites adds “credibility” of the links to the recipient.

According to the report, occurred in the first quarter of 2013 the number of events on the world stage: the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the appointment of Francis place. Of course, promoters used spam e-mails appeared many mimic been reports BBC or CNN news has increased from recipients promises intriguing images and exclusive video clips.

China maintained (24.3%) and the United States (17.7%) on their Konct promoters of spam. South Korea came in third place and accounted for 9.6% share of the total annoying e-mails in the first quarter of 2013.

It is worth mentioning that the spam issued in these countries had targeted different regions of the world, where the majority of spam targeted issued by Asian nations as China targeted spam from the United States mainly in North America, which means that the majority of spam were published locally. However, the spam from South Korea was aimed at Europe.

Said Tatiana Cherbakova, senior analyst spam in Kaspersky Lab, in a comment on it, he and the first quarter of 2013, the percentage of e-mails unwanted volatile from month to month, but the average rate has not changed significantly compared to the previous quarter.

And predicted “Kaspersky Lab” that the percentage of spam remains at the current rate in the future or go up slightly on the back of growth in the number of published e-mails campaigns millions. Promoters are trying to draw the attention of spam recipients to their messages, as they exploit the well-known names, and global events or fake notices of famous electronic resources. The large number of messages containing links to malicious software, including unused programs.
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