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Europe's The New Spam Capital - Symantec Report

Don't be surprised if you see a Valentine's spam originating from Europe that was linked on Google.

Symantec's February State of Spam report indicates that attackers are getting more sophisticated and elusive -- sending copious amounts of spam out of Europe and overseas, capitalizing on holidays and tax season and finding ways to get their sites at the top of the Google pages.[...]

Some of the those tactics include diversifying their geographic locations. Researchers found that European countries are hosting unprecedented amounts of spam compared to months and years past. The number of spam messages originating from Europe surpassed that of North America for the third month in a row, reaching approximately 44 percent of total spam, compared to spam sent from North America which composed about 35.1 percent.

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