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McAfee October 2009 Report - Hackers Become Smarter

As per McAfee's October (2009) Spam Report, 70% of worldwide spam are "Canadian" pharmacy spam that exploits fear of Swine Flu and increasing expenditure of Medicare and pharmaceuticals.

The report shows that hackers produce almost 150 Billion spam messages everyday; sufficient to send everyone in the world over 30 e-mails daily (including people without systems). McAfee experts state that around 19 of every 20 e-mails are spam.

McAfee has claimed that corporate marketing and legal teams should be careful about brand abuse by criminal firms that wish to beat their target audience, as per the news by CBRONLINE.COM on October 12, 2009.

After examining firms of all kinds feature among those whose brands are deceitfully used to sell unreal merchandise or promote scams, no firm is secure, the report stated.

McAfee further said - when they examine the total scenario of brand abuse in spam, McAfee researchers witness both a rise in spammer's efforts to cover-up frequent spam pulls under the pretext of another group's authority and rising tendency to attack an audience that is more prone to such advertising.

These kinds of scams spoiled the reputation of firms, staking profits, reputation and customers.

Other intricate details indicate that it is simple to detect spam message. Grammatical mistakes, careless graphics, poor language and spelling errors are their integral features, but the recent spam is specialized and almost without any errors.

Because of this, the new McAfee report cautions web users by claiming that nowadays spam look similar to authentic mails and are used for luring users into clicking on unknown links and installing malicious content.

Hence, security system should be strengthened further as hackers become smarter with the passing of each day.

Related article: McAfee Alerts Windows about Accessibility Hole in Vista

» SPAMfighter News - 29-10-2009

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