[ 2007-12-24 09:21 ]
Nearly 95 percent of the e-mail sent in 2007 has been "spam
," junk advertising loathed by its recipients, according to a report released by a US Web security firm.
The amount of junk e-mail has skyrocketed despite a 2004 US CAN-SPAM Act that placed restrictions on sending unwanted messages and sanctioned penalties for "spammers," according to California-based Barracuda Networks Inc.
Junk messages made up an estimated 70 percent of e-mail the year the act was passed, the Barracuda report indicates.
"The spam war is a continuous battle between spammers and security vendors," said Barracuda chief executive Dean Drako.
"Security vendors now require 24-by-7 defense operations to continuously monitor the Internet for new spam trends and distribute new defensive solutions immediately."
Barracuda said it based its findings on analysis of more than a billion e-mail messages received daily by its approximately 50,000 customers worldwide.
Spammers cunningly hide their identities by routing e-mails through other people's websites, blogs or computers, according to Barracuda.
（英语点津 Celene 编辑）