Who said email-based malware was dead?

Graham Cluley
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Today SophosLabs has published its latest report into the state of spam – focusing on how the problem has become increasingly malicious.

It makes for pretty interesting reading – particularly the revelation that there are eight times as many emails containing malware file attachments as there were earlier in the year.

The report also includes some stats on the dirty dozen spam-relaying countries, with – you guessed it – America still in the lead. As you can see in this video, my colleague Carole thinks that’s pretty boring and predictable:

[vimeo 2620238]

You can also listen to a podcast all about the spam report. I don’t know what was going through podcast producer Yogi’s mind when she named it “The Spam Surge Unzipped”. Search engine rankings I expect…


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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