Net Security reports this month's daily spam levels were about 30 percent less than September's. The trend started a couple of months as global spam levels saw a 18 percent drop from September to October after the closure of the Spamit organization around the end of September.
Analysis of the spam trends to date reveals a further drop in the amounts of spam sent during Q4 2010. December’s daily average was around 30% less than September’s. The average spam level for the quarter was 83% down from 88% in Q3 2010. The beginning of December saw a low of nearly 74%.
The nature of the spam attacks has also clearly changed. The pre-October graph shows large fluctuations in the amounts of spam sent. In Q4 2010 there were generally lower fluctuations – aside from two large outbreaks in mid-October and mid-December.