Commtouch: 71 percent increase in new zombies

According to researchers from Commtouch, since the start of the malware outbreaks, they have recorded a 71% increase in new zombies.

What's the ROI of the ongoing spamvertised notifications (DHL, USPS; UPS, FedEx) malware campaigns?

According to researchers from Commtouch, since the start of the malware outbreaks, they have recorded a 71% increase in new zombies, clearly indicating a pretty decent click-through rate for the malicious attachments.

Meanwhile, M86 Security is also reporting an increase in malicious spam, attributing the growing trend to the ongoing spamvertised notifications and verification order emails. Next to scareware, the researchers also spotted a trojan that aims to seed the Aprox bot executable in the infected host.

Despite common sense wisdom and numerous warnings end users continue interacting with links and attachments found in suspicious emails.