90% Of EMail Will Be Spam By Year's End

If a renewed surge in spam continues on this track, 90% of all email will be spam by the end of the year, according to a new report. A flood of spam coming out of China and South Korea is fueling a 30% jump in spam levels in just the past week, according to the Australia based Marshal's Threat Research and Content Engineering Team. It reports that spam volume is at its highest peak ever, increasing 280% since just last October.

"The increase in spam coming out of the region is likely the result of a newly activated botnet running off computers in Asia," said Bradley Anstis, a director at Marshal, in a written statement. "Approximately 85% of all emails received are spam. If the current increases in spam volumes continue in 2007, users can expect at least 90% of all emails received to be spam by the end of the year." 90% Of E-Mail Will Be Spam By Year's End - News by InformationWeek

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 23rd February 2007 7:34PM