Having a look in the first 3 days of November we have observed that the trend didn’t actually change. We did notice changes in the social engineering techniques used to advertise the various malware, though.
We have the good old trick with the
- and of course the Facebook password change request (current versions detected as BDS/Small.ZO Backdoor server).
Except these malware emails which make up more than 60% of the spam we received so far, the trend is constant: Spam mails concerning online casinos, online pharmacies and various replicas clog up the inboxes.
If the trend from last year is going to be repeated this year, then we should start to see a lot more spam spreading malware and phishing soon. Last years November was pretty busy but we’ve recorded a very relaxed December.
All the above mails are being detected by our Antispam engine as Spam and by the Antivirus engine as already described. Avira users thus are well protected.
Manager International Software Development