Spammers back from a holiday break
Spam volumes dropped in the last week of December and the first week of January, but the relief is short lived, alas, according to experts.
Just how much less junk mail was sent in those two weeks depends on whom you ask. Postini, a San Carlos, Calif.-based spam filtering service, says 15 percent less spam was sent. IronPort, a San Bruno, Calif., maker of e-mail security appliances, saw a 25 percent decline. (IronPort is being acquired by Cisco Systems.)
But both companies agree that spammers are back in force. (So don't cancel your Postini contract and keep that IronPort box.) Spammers back from a holiday break | News.blog | CNET News.com
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