Spam Decreased 82.22% Over The Past Year

Charlie White, Mashable:

What heroes relieved us of much of this scourge? Security journalist and former Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs attributes some of the credit to cops and security experts with a lot of help from Internet service providers. The graph (provided by Symantec Intelligence) shows significant drops in spam levels occurred when investigators coordinated their efforts and brought down numerous major spam networks such as “Rustock,” said to be responsible for 40% of all junk email.

And the world is a much better place.


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