The Websense 2012 Threat Report issued by Websense releases an annual report that looks at trends in web, email, data and mobile security. The 2012 report revealed some interesting findings that developers should be wary of as they build and secure their applications.
At the forefront of this report is transactional email. A somewhat obvious yet chilling stat is that 92% of email spam contains a URL. Given that most transactional email contains a link to a web page, this is a high risk category that needs to be carefully monitored at its source.