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Symantec August 2008 State of Spam Report

In the month of July, 78 percent of all e-mail was spam according to the August 2008 Symantec State of Spam Report. As Kelly Conley points out in her Response Blog, the most notable scams reported in the last month centered on the continuance of headline spam targeting presidential candidates and the 2008 Olympics. Symantec has also monitored a resurgence of spam preying on the economic downturn.

Other types of spam monitored in June include:

  • World War III Spam Hoax
  • Superfoods and How to Lose Money Fast
  • Phishing Email Targets Microsoft POP3 User Data
  • Bilingual Spam Messages Emerge
  • Spammers Offer Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Here is a link to the August 2008 Symantec State of Spam Report.

 
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