Spam Evolution 2009 Wrap Up

Spam Evolution 2009 Wrap Up

By: Kaspersky Security Bulletin
Published: February 2010

2009 was a year of financial crisis and was a difficult one for many businesses. Spammers also felt the squeeze, as the number of orders dropped significantly mid-year. However, the amount of spam in email traffic did not decrease, since spammers changed tactics by actively participating in partner programs. Furthermore, throughout the course of the year, the amount of spam in email traffic served as a kind of indicator of the crisis, allowing us to make some predictions about spam in the future.

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