Emerging Threats: The Changing Face of Email


 By Ryan Naraine

security Evangelist

Kaspersky Lab Americas



More than three years after the infamous declaration from Microsoft's Bill Gates that "spam will be solved" in 2009, unsolicited junk mail continues to bombard email servers, dumping malicious attachments, phishing lures and spam advertising for fake pharmaceuticals.



According to data culled from Microsoft’s malicious software removal tool, a free utility that’s updated and shipped once a  month on Patch Tuesday, more than 97 percent of email messages sent over the Internet over the last year can beconsidered spam, with the majority linked to financially motivated malware attacks.


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