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Email Spam and Phishing Trends 2011-2012

EMAIL SPAM & PHISHING TRENDS 2011-2012 HOW MUCH SPAM ARE WE GETTING DAILY? 68 in 100 email messages were spam in Feb- ruary 2012. HOW MANY PHISHING EMAILS ARE DETECTED? 1 in 298 email messages was identified as phishing in February 2012 V ARE SPAM AND PHISHING VOLUMES RISING? February 2011 EMAIL 81% SPAM February 2012 68% Feb 0.46% PHISHING ACTIVITY February 2012 0.28% WHO'S GETTING THE MOST SPAM? China 74% Netherlands 70% US 68.9% South Africa 68.8% UK 68.6% Canada 68.5% Australia 68.3% Germany 67.9% Hong Kong 67.9% Japan 65.1% WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR EMAIL SPAM CATEGORIES? 4,5% Weight Loss 13% Watches/ Jewelry Other 30,5% 43% Pharmaceutical Adult/Sex/Dating WHAT BRANDS ARE (O THE MOST POPULAR PHISHING TARGETS? PayPal, Facebook and TAM Filedade were the top three brands represented in phishing emails in January 2012. 3. 5. 9. 10. Bradesco ? WHAT DO I DO TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED? Email scams can waste your precious time and even cost you money if you do get spoofed. To avoid this, make sure to follow the advice below. - If the answer is 'No', treat this message with caution. Does the "To:' field include your email address? Does the information Copy a sentence from the from the message sound message and paste it into the incredible? search box of your favorite search engine – to check it for credibility. Are you being asked to 'sign a petition’ by forwarding the message to all of your friends? - Don't do that. Petitions are normally signed on websites, not through emails. Don't blindly click on a URL. Expand the URL first using previews or plug-ins. Have you received an email with a shortened link in message? Are you asked to follow the link in a message and service resides in a update your account Make sure the name of the DOMAIN, not a subdomain. Fake examples: information? Are you getting too much spam and phishing mail? Use a smart email client like EmailTray which ranks messages by importance and lets you focus on important emails while pushing junk mail aside. SOURCES: 1. 2. 3. Produced by EmailTray Your persanal email concierge

Email Spam and Phishing Trends 2011-2012

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