The number of phishing campaigns increased by more than 20 percent in the third quarter of 2013, with crimeware attacks evolving and proliferating, according to the APWG.
A very convincing phishing attempt aimed at harvesting users' Google account credentials has been spotted by a security researcher (click on the screenshot to enlarge it): The email takes the form of a notice from Google, saying that a suspicious sign-in attempt has been prevented, and urging users to check the account activity.
With a short blog post, Microsoft has announced on Friday that unknown hackers might have accessed and exfiltrated information regarding law enforcement information requests from a number of compromised employee email accounts.
The proportion of spam in email traffic continues to fall – in the last three years the share of unsolicited messages has fallen by 10.7 percentage points.
Users with Apple Accounts are again being targeted with legitimate-looking phishing emails that are after their account credentials, personal and financial information.