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Spam Drops during April, Reports Symantec

Security Company Symantec Corporation, on April 27, 2011, declared its MessageLabs Intelligence Report for April 2011 according to which, there was a continuous fall in worldwide spam levels while they declined ever-since March 2011. MarketWire published this in news on April 26, 2011.

Stated program manager security products services Phil Hochmuth of IDC, there were many factors responsible for the decline in spam. First and most important related to many huge botnets being shutdown lately that sent out massive spam along with other malevolent as well as nonsense traffic. V3.co.uk published this in news on April 27, 2011.

Also, during April 2011, the worldwide spam volume within the total e-mail that fresh as well as earlier unfamiliar malicious sources sent dropped to 72.9% or one in 1.36 messages ever-since March 2011. Moreover, phishing e-mails accounted for 0.41% of all e-mails or one in 242 messages, a 0.02% rise since the month.

Additionally, according to the report, spam operations have a specific geographical trend. Accordingly, during April 2011, the maximum spam got generated from Oman at the rate of 81.9%. U.S accounted for 72.8% of all spam mails, while UK and Canada both had 72.7% each. In Netherlands, the volume of spam in total e-mail was at 74.1%, in Germany -73%, in Australia -73.6% and in Denmark -72.4%.

At a few other countries such as Singapore and Hong Kong the spam levels were at 70.3% and 72.4% respectively, while in South Africa it was 72.4% and in Japan the rate was 68.9%.

Besides according to Phil, spam levels are being greatly affected due to security companies. V3.co.uk published this in news on April 27, 2011.

In the meantime, Symantec's report also states that spam volumes were at the rate of 74% in the Education sector, 72.8% in the Chemicals & Pharmaceutical sector, 72.5% in IT Services, 72.2% in the Finance, 71.8% in Retail and 70.9% in the Public Sector.

The security company further substantiates that targeted assaults aimed at companies and individuals are increasing in number. Thus, in April 2010, the rate of assaults increased to their 2nd most maximum put on records.

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