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2008 Annual Security Report

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I would like to share this message I've got from MessageLab today regarding their 2008 Annual Security Report. If you're not a customer, you will not be able to get the report but you may contact one of their Account Manager to provide you one.

Below are some key points from the 2008 Annual Security Report:
  • 90% of spam was distributed by botnets; the IT community took action which resulted in the takedown of two major botnets.
  • Spammers managed to defeat the CAPTCHA security techniques of large, reputable web-based mail services.
  • Targeted trojan attacks rose in 2008. Messagelabs intercepted 53 attacks per day in 2008 compared to 10 per day in 2007.

We hope this report helps you better understand the threat landscape from 2008 and prepares you for the security hurdles that we will face in 2009.

Visit (now owned by Symantec) website for details.

Have a safe networking environment.


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