SYDNEY, Australia -- Marshals Threat Research and Content Engineering (TRACE) Team today announced total spam volume is at its highest peak ever and has increased 280 per cent since October last year.
According to the TRACE Team, spam levels increased 30 per cent in the past week, coinciding with a resurgence of spam coming out of China and South Korea.
The increase in total spam volume could be attributed to the dramatic increase in spam we have seen coming out of Asia in the past week, said Bradley Anstis, Director of Product Management for Marshal.
The increase in spam coming out of the region is likely the result of a newly activated botnet running off computers in Asia, said Anstis. This shows yet again the importance of having adequate malware protection on your home and business computers.