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Spam plague in February and more to come

(Mis Asia Writer, Network World) Global spam volume grows by 25 per cent. A new research revealed a surge in spam levels in February 2010 to make up 89.4% of all e-mails.

Spam levels in Hong Kong reached 90.6% and virus activity in China was the highest in the world in February, according to Symantec's latest MessageLabs Intelligence Report. In Singapore, one out of every 319.2 e-mails contained a virus in a period when the total spam volume globally increased by about 25%.

In February, the most spammed industry, with a spam rate of 93.1%, was the engineering sector. Spam levels for the education sector were 90.8%, 89.3% for the chemical and pharmaceutical sector, 89.8% for IT services, 91.1% for retail, 87.6% for the public sector and 88.4% for finance.[...]

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