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Symantec State of Spam Report - September 2009

This report reviews spam activity throughout the month of August.
  • 10 September, 2009 11:51

<p>Here is the September State of Spam Report from Symantec http://eval.symantec.com/mktginfo/enterprise/other_resources/b-state_of_spam_report_09-2009.en-us.pdf</p>
<p>A close observation of spam tactics in Asia Pacific this past month revealed some interesting highlights:</p>
<p>• Overall spam volumes averaged 87 percent of all email messages in August 2009</p>
<p>• Health spam decreased again this month and averaged 6.73 percent while Internet related spam accounted for 29 percent of all spam in August</p>
<p>• Spam and malware campaigns relating to holidays such as Halloween and Christmas were significant</p>
<p>• The number of spammers spoofing URLs to evade anti-spam filters was significant. These pages appear legitimate, offering intended victims a false sense of security</p>
<p>• Symantec observed an increase in the average size of image spam in August. Similar increases in message size were also reported by Symantec in November 2008</p>
<p>• Symantec observed a wave of popular subject lines that continue to reappear in spam messages and revealed the top 10 subject lines used by spammers</p>
<p>If you would like more information on the September State of Spam Report please contact one of the representatives below.</p>
<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Jasmin Athwal</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3492</p>
<p>Jasmin.Athwal@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine</p>
<p>Symantec</p>
<p>+61 2 8220 7158</p>
<p>Debbie_Sassine@symantec.com</p>

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