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Spammers break for Christmas too

18 Jan 11

Symantec’s latest State of Spam and Phishing report showed that spam made up 81% of all messages in December, compared with 84% in November.

This seems to show that the people behind those unwanted emails in your inbox also took a break for the holidays.

Global spam volumes fell sharply on Christmas day and hit a record low on December 27th before shooting back up to normal levels in January.

The spam percentage fell to 71% that day, which is the lowest Symantec has seen in recent years.

You can read the full report here, which offers tips and advice on keeping clear of spam and phishing scams.

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