Massive jump in phishing messages sent from South Korea and China


Marshal's Threat Research and Content Engineering (TRACE) Team has announced a threefold increase in phishing emails in the last week. The significant increase in phishing emails is primarily due to a massive jump in phishing messages being sent from South Korea and China, according to the TRACE team.

Phishing emails increased from 0.4 per cent of total spam in November 24 to now represent 2.2 per cent of total spam. This signifies the highest level of phishing emails since July 2006, according to TRACE. The spike represents a tripling of the average phishing email rates over the last six months. Security Park - Massive jump in phishing messages sent from South Korea and China

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 1st December 2006 11:56PM