Posted by: David Harley | October 16, 2010

FB spam and an increase in phishing mails

One close to my heart… Spammy & Annoying Facebook Applications – How to Remove Them:  http://www.hyperarts.com/blog/how-to-remove-spammy-annoying-facebook-applications/#ixzz12XOs0xG5

Phishing Attacks Rise Sharply But Spam Emails Decline: based on a Symantec report of a 52% rise in phishes in September compared to August. The drop in spam is far less dramatic, but it is, according to Symantec, the lowest since 2008 (when McColo was shut down). The 52% rise actually refers to the proportion of phishes to be found in all email, so it’s not necessarily a tsunami. Symantec attribute the rise to “an increase in both automated toolkit attacks and unique phishing websites”.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
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