We have worked with Commtouch, our email securities partner, to bring you the "Internet Threats Trend Report, January 2012". This report is a FREE download (PDF format) and provides insight into the following areas:

  • Facebook in 2011
  • Email-malware Levels Off
  • Unregistered Domains
  • Compromised Websites Hide Malware
  • Zombie Hotspots

Other Q4 2011 Highlights:

  • 101 Billion: Average daily spam/phishing emails sent
  • 209,000 Zombies: Daily Turnover
  • Streaming Media/Downloads: Most popular blog topic on user-generated content sites
  • Pharmacy Ads: Most popular spam topic (31.2% of all spam)
  • India: Country with the most zombies (23.5%)
  • Parked Domains: Website category most likely to contain malware

Report Overview

The last months of 2011 saw an increase in free-merchandise scams on Facebook. This trend report includes a study of Facebook attacks in 2011 revealing that many rely solely on social engineering while most ultimately lead victims to fraudulent affiliate marketing/survey sites.

In the fourth quarter of 2011 email attached malware levels dropped significantly from the billions of messages observed in Q3. These were replaced with numerous outbreaks of emails with malicious links. Most of these links led to compromised websites that were used to host malware scripts. Spam levels increased marginally in December but remained at a three year low.

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