Sudden Spam Drop Leaves Experts Baffled

Tuesday Jan 4th 2011 by Datamation.com Staff
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Spammers may be targeting Twitter and Facebook instead of e-mail accounts.

TechWorld: While spam levels can be very difficult to measure, recent reports from Cisco, Commtouch, and M86 Security all suggest that the number of spam messages being sent are lower than they have been in years. While experts expected a surge in spam around the holidays, it never materialized.

So far, those experts have been unable to say while spam levels have dropped off, as no large botnets have been shut down recently. Spammers may be turning their attention to social media; a recent report from Websense found a significant increase in spam on Facebook and Twitter.

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