NEWS FROM THE LAB - Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup is Approaching Posted by Sean @ 15:53 GMT

June 11th kicks off the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and not surprisingly, we're seeing a rise in related spam.

It's still just a small percentage of spam overall (under 2%) but when comparing the first three days from the last six months, we see a doubling in volume and 74 times the number of hits on related keywords from January to June.

FIFA 2010 related spam

As the tournament continues from June to July 11th, we expect to see more related threats.

A good example? SEO poisoning.

Currently, "World Cup printable bracket" is a dangerous search term.

Updated to add: Here's an additional FIFA post from our friends over at Commtouch Caf´┐Ż.