Spam Level IncreasesAdded: Monday, June 17th, 2013
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
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According to the latest report of McAfee, spam seems to prove quite problematic for computer users, with social networking worms also wriggling further into threat lists. The report has also warned that there’s a continued increase in the number and complexity of the targeted threats. The list mainly included information-gathering trojans and threats targeting systems’ master boot records (also known as MBRs).
The threats surrounding new technology continues to emerge in a fast pace. McAfee experts discovered almost 3 times as many samples of Koobface as were seen a few months ago. This is a high point for the social networking worm targeting Facebook, Twitter and other members. The reports say that spam email volume increased dramatically after a quiet 3 years.
Security experts pointed out that the rise was due to growth in North America. In its turn, the latter had been brought back to life via new “pump and dump” spam campaigns. The experts also noted a rise in the number and sophistication of the targeted advanced persistent threats (so-called APTs). Their number has increased by 30% with data becoming as valuable as money on the cybercrime landscape. The report revealed a 30% increase in MBR-related malware and new instances of password-stealing trojans that were being repurposed to steal data on individuals and organizations beyond the financial services industry.
McAfee said that many of Trojans were used to target login credentials or IP and trade secrets. In result, there have been highly-targeted attacks with new levels of sophistication. In the meantime, there was a slight decline in mobile malware. Nevertheless, Android malware increased by 40%. New computer malware samples rose 28%, adding 14 million new samples to the list of over 120 million unique malware threats.
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