'Image Spam' and VoIP Scam Attacks on Rise

So called "image spam" is on the rise once again as clever hackers try to sneak by spam screening software that tests messages for spam based on keywords.

After declining steadily throughout 2005 from about 12 percent of all spam at the beginning of the year, down to about 5 percent in November the use of image spam jumped dramatically in December 2005, to 25 percent of all spam. It has remained at that level fairly consistently for the last six months, according to Postini, a messaging management company based in San Carlos, Calif. E-Commerce News: Security: 'Image Spam' and VoIP Scam Attacks on Rise

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