The spam and phishing scene last year was a mixed bag: The average amount of spam in 2017 decreased to 56.63%, which is 1.68% less than in 2016.

Posted on InfoSecurity By Tara Seals

However, the number of phishing attacks increased – the Kaspersky Lab anti-phishing system was triggered 246 million times on the computers of Kaspersky Lab users, which is 59% higher than in 2016.

According to Kaspersky Lab’s Spam and Phishing in 2017 report, spammers have shown themselves to be thoughtful actors, instantly monitoring global issues and major events worldwide with one main purpose: to capture and capitalize on their victim’s attention. These cybercriminals have been following a global agenda by using hot topics such as the FIFA World Cup and Bitcoin to fool users and steal their money or personal information in the last 12 months.

In 2017 we saw a slight decrease in spam activities, but spammers haven’t missed any reason to steal users’ personal information, keeping their eyes on what’s happening in the world.

Read entire article Spam Ticked Downward in 2017, but Phishing Was Up | InfoSecurity

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