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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>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</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
+61 2 8879 1110</p>

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