Virus-infected e-mail down 30%, phishing down 45% in April 2005

Postini said phishing attempts decreased by 45% in April 2005, but phishing remains one of the major e-mail threats. E-mail security vendor said it blocked 9 mln phishing attempts during April 2005.

Postini said phishing attempts decreased by 45% in April 2005, but phishing remains one of the major e-mail threats. E-mail security vendor said it blocked 9 mln phishing attempts during April 2005. The number of virus-infected messages decreased by 30%.

Top ten viruses for April 2005:

  1. netsky - 12,247,654
  2. mytob - 6,803,913
  3. mime - 6,151,535
  4. bagle - 2,441,596
  5. bankfraud - 2,421,889
  6. zafi - 2,004,601
  7. mydoom - 1,453,998
  8. lovgate - 1,147,852
  9. new malware-e - 459,370
  10. bagz - 316,716