86 percent of e-mail traffic is spam

Posted on Monday, Jun 19 2006 @ 01:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A security firm estimates some 86 percent of all e-mail traffic is considered spam.
"Of the 25 billion messages we processed in May, an astounding 86 percent were malicious or spam," said Andrew Lochart, senior director of marketing for Postini, a messaging security firm based in San Carlos, Calif.

As if that wasn't enough of a headache for corporate IT departments, instant messaging spam soared by 500 percent last month, just as businesses are embracing the technology for customer communications, and increasing their own usage of IM by 138 percent.
More details at TechNewsWorld.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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