Phishing Attacks August 2013

PC World summarized a Kaspersky Lab’s study that noted:

Spam volumes took a usual seasonal drop in August, but phishing spiked, including a noticeable interest in hijacking Apple accounts.

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Of particular note was the resurgence of some old malware which infects your email contact list. Phishing attacks continued as well — email scams purportedly from a company which you have an account with, claiming that your account requires action by clicking on a link.