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http://www.telecomtiger.com/Technology_fullstory.aspx?passfrom=topstory&storyid=17151§ion=S210 Google targeted most by spammers in February- Kaspersky Lab, hass and associates top story reviews Spammers targeted Google most in February launching a mass mailing that included the Google name notifying users that their resume was under consideration, according According to Kaspersky Lab data. “One company name that is especially popular with the fraudsters is Google”, the report said. It said that the recipient was encouraged to open the attached file to check their resume was correct. The attachment was a zip archive containing malware designed to steal passwords and other confidential data on the user’s computer. The report said that spammers are back to business in full swing in February after a ‘lull of several months”. It said that proportion of spam in email traffic grew by nearly 13 percentage points and averaged 71% for the month, higher than the average for January and the last three months of 2012. If we look at the country wise figures Italy was the country targeted most by malicious emails in February. The country’s share of mail antivirus detections grew by 9.4 percentage points and averaged 14.4%, pushing long-term leader the US into 2nd place. [ Related Article: http://devgurus.amd.com/thread/160617 ] Fake notifications from different financial organizations remain one of the most popular tools for distributing malware via email. This trick was especially popular in Italy where the spammers most often utilized Trojan-Banker.HTML.Agent.p which came 2nd in February’s Top 10 malicious programs spread via email. This Trojan appears in the form of a HTML page imitating registration forms of well-known banks or e-pay systems which are used by phishers to steal users’ credentials for online banking systems. There were major shifts in the geographical distribution of spam flows. In February, South Korea was the main source of spam sent to

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