Posts Tagged ‘Virus activity’

Symantec CorpSymantec experts have found 469 new vulnerabilities, which is 13 % higher than in August 2012.

Symantec has introduced a virus activity report for August 2013. Experts analyzed the level of spam, the most common scams on social networks, the number of malicious programs for mobile devices, and phishing attacks.

The authors of the study say that the most popular form of fraud in social networks has been spreading false information about the sale of the goods at a discount. These scams invite social network users to join a fake event or group with incentives such as free gift cards. This type of attack accounted for 82 % of all attacks carried out in the social networks. (more…)