About this Report
While attacks on the Android operating system predominated this quarter, the big news is the debut of the first type of Android ransomware, which locks valuable user files such as photos and documents using strong encryption. PC-focused malware continued its dogged march, with CYREN analysts observing the continued use of PDFs embedded with malware code, as well as the exploitation of a year-old MS Office vulnerability; phishing trends emphasize financial gain, focusing on global banks and the World Cup; and spam levels remain essentially unchanged, although June experienced a noticeable drop to the lowest level in five years.
Further Report Highlights: “Pump-and-dump” stock spam featured heavily, accounting for 17% of all spam emails this quarter, and Spain and Argentina continue to lead as spam producing countries.
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