Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

Sponsored Links

Junk Email Declines by 8% During September 2008

Posted: 06th Oct, 2008 By: MarkJ
The latest global SPAM statistics from MessageLabs, a messaging and web security services provider, has revealed an 8% decline in junk mail since August due in large part to the demise of California-based ISP Intercage on 20th September.

In September 2008, the global ratio of spam in email traffic from new and previously unknown bad sources was 70.1% (1 in 1.43 emails), a decrease of 8.1% on the previous month. However this decline will be short-lived:

“Addresses on Intercage’s network range were being used to host command and control channels for botnets,” said Mark Sunner, Chief Security Analyst, MessageLabs. “In disrupting these botnets, the level of spam activity toward the end of September was severely impaired. But we don’t expect this dip to last long. This time of year is notorious for increased levels of spam activity as spammers ramp up for the holiday season.”

The global ratio of email-borne viruses in email traffic from new and previously unknown bad sources was 0.76% in September, a decrease of 0.4% since August. September also saw an increase of 0.16% in the proportion of phishing attacks compared with the previous month.
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
Cheap BIG ISPs for 100Mbps+
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Virgin Media UK ISP Logo
Virgin Media £26.00
Gift: None
Shell Energy UK ISP Logo
Shell Energy £26.99
Gift: None
Sky Broadband UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Plusnet UK ISP Logo
Plusnet £27.99
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest ISPs for 100Mbps+
Gigaclear UK ISP Logo
Gigaclear £17.00
Gift: None
YouFibre UK ISP Logo
YouFibre £19.99
Gift: None
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
BeFibre UK ISP Logo
BeFibre £21.00
Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Hey! Broadband UK ISP Logo
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All

Helpful ISP Guides and Tips

Sponsored Links
The Top 15 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5525)
  2. BT (3518)
  3. Politics (2541)
  4. Openreach (2298)
  5. Business (2264)
  6. Building Digital UK (2246)
  7. FTTC (2044)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1975)
  9. Statistics (1789)
  10. 4G (1666)
  11. Virgin Media (1621)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1463)
  13. Fibre Optic (1395)
  14. Wireless Internet (1390)
  15. FTTH (1382)

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules