Spammers get an early start for the Holidays

December 30, 2008
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There is a report out that states that 76.4% of all messages delivered in October were spam.
This report states that this number is up 6% from 2007.
This leads to believe that the spammers are getting an early jump on the holidays.
They also expect it to slightly increase through the holiday season.
Cybercriminals are getting an early […]

There is a report out that states that 76.4% of all messages delivered in October were spam.
This report states that this number is up 6% from 2007.
This leads to believe that the spammers are getting an early jump on the holidays.
They also expect it to slightly increase through the holiday season.
Cybercriminals are getting an early start on dispatching lottery and holiday-based spam to lure recipients into parting with valuable personal information.
With tough economic times and the struggling job market, spammers are trying to attract individuals with one time great deals and their own version of spreading Holiday cheer.
Spammers are also using the deflating economy to get past anti-spam filters.  They figure that if they talk about the economy they can avoid some of these spam filters.
These opportunities open many doors to cybercriminals out there.  They use these times to benefit when people are looking for help to calm their concerns.

Reerun

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