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Symantec Reports Spam Lowest at 73% of All Electronic Mails of June 2011

Symantec the security company declared, on June 28, 2011, the results of its June 2011 Intelligence Report that is a combination of the Symantec State of Spam and Phishing, and the Symantec.cloud MessageLabs Intelligence Report. States the report, e-mail junk has been at its minimum from November 2008, as per WebHost which published this in news on June 28, 2011.

Specifically as per the report, studying the general effect, spam currently is behind 72.9 percent of the entire e-mail traffic during June 2011, with 76.6 percent of this e-mail junk dispatched from botnets in contrast to 83.1 percent during March 2011.

Said Senior Intelligence Analyst Paul Wood at Symantec.cloud, in spite of botnet spam falling during June 2011, it should even then be regarded as a dangerous threat online. Cyber-criminals were still employing botnets for carrying out DDoS (distributed denial of service) assaults, operating fake click-throughs for monetary benefits on credible Internet sites, hosting content for illegitimate websites on contaminated PCs, gleaning private information from contaminated end-users, as also planting spyware for monitoring victims' online operations, he added. WebHost published this in news on June 28, 2011.

Additionally as per the report, spam networks have been experiencing certain amount of disruption during 2011 that has assisted in lowering unsolicited e-mails to a slight extent. Microsoft, during March 2011, together with some other firms shutdown Rustock a major spam-distributing botnet that reportedly, dispatched 40 percent of the total spam during 2010.

Stated Symantec's intelligence analyst Paul Wood, spam companies of the above kind normally recovered quite fast following a takedown, however, Rustock hadn't sprung back in the identical manner. FT Tech Hub published this in news on June 28, 2011.

In the meantime, considering the longer time interval, it is evident that for June 2010, spam was behind 121.5 billion electronic mails per day across the globe, corresponding to 89.3 percent of the total electronic mails. And despite spam presently being at its minimum volume since the closure of McColo during November 2008, it continues to be a massive hazard, as 39.2 billion unsolicited messages are dispatched daily around the world.

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