As summer approaches, the level of spam circulating in the boxes email. According to Sophos, between April and June, social networks and mobile phones were the preferred targets for «junk mail«and, last month, the percentage of unsolicited e-mail messages made up 96.5 percent of the total e-mail in circulation in business systems.
The figures represent an increase of more than four percent compared to the first three months of the year and currently make only one in 28 emails received by companies are legitimate.
Graham Cluley, a consultant at Sophos, said in a statement that if companies are on the Internet «it will be difficult to maintain the business without anti-spam active. Otherwise, the amount of electronic waste in circulation will nullify the legitimate correspondence sent by customers and suppliers «.
According to Sophos, the spam is almost always sent from computers on networks bot handled by hackers. Malicious actions are mostly conducted for financial purposes through schemes that take advantage of flaws in security systems in corporate or even personal networks.
Finally, the company points out that the majority of attacks spam it is conducted from countries such as the United States (14.9 percent), Russia (7.5 percent) and Turkey (6.8 percent).
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