Media releases are provided as is by companies and have not been edited or checked for accuracy. Any queries should be directed to the company itself.

Symantec State of Spam Report - November 2008

Symantec have released November's State of Spam Report.
  • 10 November, 2008 12:38

<p>Good afternoon,</p>
<p>Here is the November State of Spam Report from Symantec. This report reviews spam activity throughout the month of October.</p>
<p>http://vocuspr.vocus.com/vocuspr30/ViewAttachment.aspx?EID=Y6shWiWfs0214RO%2fL2GTcLA9X7Uei3gGr0y4ZH68t0w%3d</p>
<p>A closer observation of spam tactics in Asia Pacific this past month revealed some interesting highlights:</p>
<p>• The recent economic downturn and interest rate cuts have opened the door for spammers to step up their attack efforts - Symantec observed a spam attack that contained a message claiming to come from U.S. Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson.
• The Holidays are Coming: ‘Tis the Season For Spam - With the 2008 holiday season approaching, spammers are once again taking a seasonal spam angle
• With the U.S. presidential election so prominent during October, spammers used presidential election content in their spam campaigns - One of the new election-related spam attacks observed in October has been dubbed by spammers as a "Barackumentary.” Spammers offered a free DVD about Barack Obama; however, in order to receive this "free" video, recipients were asked to provide personal credit card details to the sender
• Rise in Image Spam Linked to Phishing Scams</p>
<p>If you would like more information on the November State of Spam Report please contact one of the representatives below.</p>
<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Laura Skelley
Max Australia
+61 2 9954 3492
Laura.skelley@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Symantec
+61 2 8879 1110
debbie_sassine@symantec.com</p>

Most Popular

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?