CYREN recently published its July 2014 Internet Threats Trend Report. Among its findings, the report warns of ransomware that continues to target Android users with consistent vigor. To download the entire report, visit: http://tinyurl.com/TrndRptQ2. (registration required)
The report also highlights spam-related statistics for Q2 of 2014:
- Spam levels remained essentially unchanged at an average of 55 billion emails per day for the quarter, although June experienced a noticeable drop to the lowest level in five years.
- Pharmaceutical spam still leads the pack, accounting for 43% of all total spam. Job offers hold steady in second place, with 22% of total spam. The notable shift in topics is the sudden increase in “pump-and-dump” stock spam, accounting for 17% of all spam emails sent in the Q2.
- While Spain (8%), Argentina (8%), and the United States (6%) continued to be among the leading spam-producing countries this quarter, the surprise was Vietnam, which accounted for 7% of all spam. Germany rounded out the top five, producing 5% of all spam. Noticeably missing during Q2 was India.
- The Russian Federation led the zombie countries at 13.1%, following by India at 10.7%. Interestingly, this is the first time India has been deposed from the top spot in more than four years. Peru joined the list this quarter, while Spain fell off.
The CYREN Internet Threats Trend Report is based on a comprehensive analysis of billions of daily transactions handled by the CYREN GlobalView Cloud Platform. Nely Bonar