Symantec Releases May Spam Report
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