More malware & spam in 2012
Are you seeing more junk mail in your inbox? A new study says malware and spam are on the rise this year.
A lot of it is coming from the right here in the U.S. That's according to a German technology security firm. It says unwelcome or dangerous emails were on the rise again in the first half of 2012.
The company says it documented a clear jump in the second quarter in particular. It says there was nearly 55 percent more spam, 52 percent more identified malware, and 90 percent more virus outbreaks.
And the firm warns, scammers are becoming more sophisticated, with fake websites that are almost perfect copies of originals.