Eleven Survey Rated Spam the Biggest E-mail Security Threat in Ten Years
While marking the tenth anniversary survey, German E-mail Security Solutions Provider announced the increase in its volume of spam e-mail. It is supposed to be the most deliberate threat to the IT and web protection in the last ten years, as per the news by liquidweb on December 2, 2011.
As per the survey, a total 35.6% of the replies stated that spam mail increase was the most risky trend in this period, just after phishing, which stood at 33.7%. Botnets, which are the reason behind the 90% worldwide spam volume, occupied the third position with 16.3%.
Further, 28.8% of respondents were worried about the exposure of all confidential company data during the hacker implunge, phishing operation, or specific malware, whereas 25% witnessed the rise in besieged email attacks as an increasing threat, such as spear phishing.
These kinds of targeted email attacks have made the scam mails look more believable, strengthening the possibility that users will be targeted by electronic scams.
Some other findings of the survey shows that German companies are negative about the future of spam and malware with 61.5% of responding IT decision-makers confident that email as a communication medium will be a big threat for companies in the next few years.
The usage of spam campaigns as an optional mode for circulating malware is anticipated to be increased, which is likely to become a rampant problem for almost half of the German IT decision-makers in the future (51.9 %). Moreover, 59% of the respondents held the same opinion.
Robert Rothe, eleven founder and CEO, stated that some firms considered spam as a major problem in 2001 and it was well known that it will become a serious problem in times to come, as per the reports by liquidweb on December 2, 2011.
Rothe added that their survey indicates that the task has just started. Safeguarding communication will always remain a concern for them.
However, to alleviate risk in the coming future, the German companies are arranging towards additional investments towards providing better Internet security. By the survey conducted by Eleven's, 14.7% of the survey respondents intends to invest in an anti-virus solution while 6.4% are heading towards the purchase of an anti-spam solution.
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