High Risk Level Alert

In the last week, we have observed a high number of new URLs pointing to Malware files and Phishing websites. It is the first time this year when the Risk Level for both types of URLs is 5 (Very High) for 4 days continuously.

Fig. 1: There are increased activities in the phishing- and malware scene.

Fig. 1: There are increased activities in the phishing- and malware scene.

This has most probably to do with the fact that a lot of accounts from Yahoo, Google, Hotmail and AOL have been “phished” and are now being used in malicious activities.

Also the amount of spams received in our spam traps is very high. We have received in the first 8 days of October 36% of the spams we received during the entire September. If the trend continues like this, we will have a 44% increase in the spam received, compared to September.

If you have any doubts that your email hosted at one of the above providers may have been compromised, please change your password as soon as possible.

Sorin Mustaca
Manager International Software Development