Sunday, October 30, 2005

Top 5 Spam Categories

Security Scoop - NSI Watercooler Stories -

This seems consistent with what I've seen in spam that comes into Spammers and scammers are the scourge.

Top 5 Spam Categories Named
Drum roll please … it’s time to reveal the top five categories of junk e-mail, as tracked by security firm Sophos. The big winner for 2005 so far is medication/pills, which accounts for 41.4% of all spam reports. Next are mortgage offers, which clocked in with 11.1%. That old favorite pornography took the third spot, with 9.5%. Stock scams are growing fast, Sophos says, accounting for 8.5% of all spam thus far this year. In fifth were product-related spam messages, with 8.3%. The remaining 21.2% fall into the “other” category.

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