posted by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Jan 2011 22:40 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Over the last twelve months, AppRiver quarantined more than 38 billion spam messages, almost double the amount quarantined just two years ago. Of that total, 450 million messages contained viruses. To make things even worse, phishing techniques showed increasing sophistication and are likely to be ever-present during this year. Also, the ZeuS botnet remains highly dangerous as it continues to target financial information while social networking sites continue to be the prime locations for cyber criminals to prey on the naive and unsuspecting.