"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.More details at TechNewsWorld.
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.
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.