Spam Levels Almost Double In February

According to Eleven Research Team, spam volume rose by 92.2 percent compared to previous month

March 13, 2013

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Berlin, March 12, 2013 - Spam levels almost doubled in February 2013: According to analysis conducted by the Eleven Research Team, the spam volume rose by 92.2 percent compared to the previous month. This trend was reflected by particularly dangerous e-mail categories as well: Phishing levels rose by 69.8 percent, e-mails carrying known malware by 156.9 percent and virus outbreaks by 49.8 percent. Overall, there was a strong and consistent growth of unwanted and dangerous e-mail in February 2013.

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