Spam back on the Rise
Recent articles are finding that spam levels appear to be back on the rise. In the Information Week article titled "Google Finds Spam Volume Bouncing Back ", Google states that the overall volume of spam increased 25% in 2008, compared to 2007. According to Google's security team statistics, the average unprotected web user received 45,000 pieces of spam.
In a different article on WiredPRNews.com, "Spam Levels Up Again", Dermot Harnett of Symantec is quoted saying "As the spam volume has returned, it is important to remember that spam is becoming increasingly complex... Spammers continue to innovate to find new spam vectors to deliver their messages, both attempting to evade antispam filters and by making the spam messages look more legitimate."
These findings would indicate spam is not going away anytime soon...