The number of emails carrying malware increased to a new high in July with one in every 359 emails carrying a malicious payload, according to Symantec’s July Intelligence Report. July also saw increases in the number of phishing attempts and spam, but the increasing use by cybercriminals of email to spread malware took center stage reaching a level not seen since December 2016. The rate of infected emails in July was one in 359, up from one in 451 in June and significantly higher than the one in 784 emails that was reported in January. However, even July’s rate is much lower than what was happening in late 2016 when the number of emails carrying malware ranged between one and 111 and one and 170.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine