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2003, Year of the Spiral of Evil? Or Just The Start?

MessageLabs, who track this sort of thing, say that spam and viruses hit all time highs in 2003. Not surprising, but the figures are pretty shocking, revealing the symbiotic relationship between spam and viruses — what I called in a recent WSJ/FEER column The Spiral Of Evil (no, it doesn’t seem to have caught on). Here are the figures: — Two-thirds of all spam coming from open proxies created by viruses — Ratio of spam to email is 1 in 2.5 – up 77 per cent in 12 months — Ratio of virus to email now 1 in 33 – up 84 per cent Basically,Continue reading2003, Year of the Spiral of Evil? Or Just The Start?

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