"You have probably seen an increase in the amount of "junk mail" which shows up in your email box, or on your favorite newsgroup. The activities of a small number of people are becoming a bigger problem for the Internet." This is the message of one company who deals with it... and sells systems to fight spam... Free trial, software anti-spam etc.
Spam jams the web and it is a major problem to the information highways (Retro) Some are getting mad as this ad shows
How many of those did you get since yesterday?
One of the target is the US made in spams, the other target is China:
And medias in China are proud about it: "They have reported that Hong Kong earned the highest email spam honour of any country or region in the world, in a report published by computing insecurity firm Symantec. The latest Messagelabs Intelligence Report for May 2009 revealed that the volume of spam increased 5.1 per cent over the previous month to 90.4 per cent worldwide! (Hong Kong email spam levels grew by 2.4 per cent in May to reach 92.3 per cent, according to the report.) In comparison, spam levels were 86.6 per cent in the US and 90.3 per cent in the UK. The report also said that some form of computer virus infected one in every 198.3 emails throughout China overall."
Paul Wood of Symantec indicated that 2009 has seen Captcha-breaking, social networking spam and webmail spam techniques combined. "Today, the bad guys are using the three together as a triple threat to heighten the effectiveness of their spamming". (News link: click the title)
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