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Report: 9% decrease in phishing attacks
Mon, 14th Jun 2010
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Symantec has released the findings from its June State of Spam and State of Phishing report.

According to the security company, spam made up 89.81% of all messages in May, compared with 89.22% in April.

The firm said that “with social networks continuing to add millions of users to their overall user bases, crafty spammers are taking advantage of the popularity of these networks to design new spamming techniques week after week”.

The report also warns of an increase in .ru spam and EMEA’s sending almost “half of the world’s spam”.

The company said, “In EMEA region, top ten countries (Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Po-land, Romania, Spain, Russia, and Ukraine) made up over 70% of the region’s volume, com-pared to 65% the previous month.”

You can download the full report here.