Virus levels soar in August


Antivirus firm SoftScan said this week that spam now accounts for 87.72 per cent of all email, and that virus levels have doubled over the past month. But at 1.02 percent, viruses still only account for a tiny proportion of the total email scanned during August.

However, antivirus experts at SoftScan said that 89.5 per cent of all viruses scanned were classified as phishing malware. The percentage of phishing emails has increased dramatically in the past few months, the firm warned. Virus levels soar in August - Security - www.itnews.com.au

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