Symantec Releases May Spam Report

May 08, 2007

Symantec reports back from the war of spam with numbers and stories.

Symantec has released its May 2007 report on " The State of Spam ."

The report includes news and data from the company's ongoing monitoring of vast amounts of e-mail. Here are some of the highlights of the report:

-- The overall percentage of e-mail that is spam might be trickling down a bit over the long term, but was basically the same as last month at about 65 percent.

-- The percentage of e-mail that is image spam went down quite a bit, from 37 percet to 27 percent, but this number has a history of wild fluctuation.

-- A new form of spam disparages specific companies. Why?

-- Spammers are using image upload services to try to avoid detection.

-- A new type of 419 scam involves (this is a lie of course) soldiers in Iraq.

Copyright 2007 by Ziff Davis Media, Distributed by United Press International

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