Thursday, 22 July 2010

June Spam Report: PayPal Bears the Brunt of Phishing Attacks


According to June’s spam report issued by Kaspersky Lab, PayPal is the unsurpassed leader when it comes to being targeted: in June, the number of attacks on this e-pay system rose by 20 percentage points compared to May’s figure. Facebook and HSBC swapped positions again, to become third and fourth place respectively, while the popular online game World of Warcraft also made it into the Top 10.

Three new countries – Brazil, Columbia and Spain – joined the ranks of the Top 5 prime distributors of spam. However, the USA and India maintained their leading positions in the rating. In general, Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries are widely represented in the Top 20 most active sources of spam.
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