Email Based Malware Attacks Statistics

China, Romania and United States make up for more than two-thirds of malware-laden spam emails sent in March. According to a report by Symantec’s MessageLabs Intelligence, close to 14.9% of malware intercepted in March were new and did not have a precedence. The report studies the percentage of email that is spam, contain virus or are phishing attempts.

Spam : 1 in 1.10 emails (90.7%)
Virus : 1 in 358.3 emails (0.28%)
Phishing : 1 in 513.7 emails (0.19%)

Internet Security News writes,

“Analysis of web security activity found 14.9 percent of all online malware intercepted was new in March, an increase of 1.6 percentage points since February. MessageLabs Intelligence also identified an average of 1,919 new websites per day hosting malware and other potentially unwanted programs such as spyware and adware, a decrease of 61.6 percent since February. “