Spam Accounts For Up To 95% This Year, Says Study
Spam email accounted for 90 to 95% of all email in 2007, states the annual spam report from Barracuda Networks.
December 13, 2007
The ever growing level of spam (as well as the increased level of complexity) have forced researchers to continually monitor the situation:
“The spam war is a continuous battle between spammers and security vendors,” said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. “Security vendors now require 24-by-7 defense operations to continuously monitor the Internet for new spam trends and distribute new defensive solutions immediately. This combination can block a new spam attack within minutes of its start – virtually at zero hour.”
In a separate poll, researchers found the 50% of users received five or fewer spam emails in their inbox each day, while 65% received less than 10 spam messages each day. 13% of the respondents has the “honor” were flooded with a minimum of 50 spam emails on a daily basis.