Virus and spam - January 2006 statistics

Posted on Monday, Feb 20 2006 @ 00:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Commtouch, the developer of the RPD technology for real time anti-spam and Zero-Hour virus protection, today announced spam and computer virus statistics for the month of January 2006. The data is based on information continuously gathered by the Commtouch Detection Center, which analyzed more than 2 billion messages from over 130 countries during the month of January.

“The number of massive attacks grew in January,” points out Amir Lev, President and CTO. “In large part due to the speed of distribution, they succeeded in reaching many of their targets despite the presence of traditional anti-virus programs.”

January at a glance: Vicious and Varied
The numbers are indeed concerning: 19 new email-born significant virus attacks, of which a troubling 8 (42%) were graded "low intensity", 7 (37%) "Medium Intensity" and 4 (21%) were massive attacks – a rare phenomenon for a single month.

You can check it out over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

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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