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Spam Volumes Increased During April-May 2012, Reports Eleven

'Eleven' the security solutions vendor lately declared its June 2012 E-mail Security Report, revealing an enormous rise in spam levels during April-May 2012.

Specifically, the report states that during May 2012 alone there was a 17.3% incidence of spam attacks. Simultaneously, huge fluctuations took place with spam volumes just like the sort which portrayed the 2011 spam distribution. Moreover, even though spam mail incidences escalated, actual spam rate dropped 72.9%-67.4% over March-May 2012.

This was essentially because of a steep hike in e-mails of additional kinds, especially those infected with malware. During March 2012, "clean" e-mails accounted for 19.7%, with newsletters, example of mass legitimate messages, being 6.6%. Conversely, virus-infected e-mails accounted for 2.1% and phishing e-mails constituted a maximum of 0.1% of the entire electronic mail traffic, Eleven's report outlines.

Meanwhile, the report also indicates that the biggest popular junk e-mail subject firmed up its top place during April-May 2012: pharmacy related e-mail junk heightened its contribution within the entire spam traffic during May 2012 when it was 34.4% up from 25.0% during March 2012. Subsequently, in the 2nd position, Internet casino spam rate was 15.8% down from 19.1% over the same months.

Additionally, spurious luxury products comprised the commonest spam topic that accounted for more than twofold at 14.0% during May 2012 in contrast with 6.9% during April 2012.

Eventually, the maximum spam flowed via Trojan viruses followed with Zbot, the security vendor outlines in its latest report.

Besides, the report shows that Germany again made it to the 10 worst 'spam-distributing country' charts during May 2012 followed with the shutdown of the Rustock network of bots during March 2011.

There was also a noticeable dissemination of spam based on geographical factors during April-May 2012. The list of 10 most spamming nations included 4 Asian countries, while Latin America and Eastern Europe held 2 positions, and Germany and USA made it to the list as 2 developed countries from the West. India continued to be on top, distributing 11% of the total junk e-mail followed with Vietnam and Brazil at 6.2% and 5.9% respectively, reveals 'Eleven' in its report.

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