Spambusters: war on unsolicited email

Thursday, 22 February 2007, 4:46 PM EST

Although it lacks the headline impact of the various forms of nakedly malicious cyber crime such as hacking, phishing, identity theft, worms, viruses and denial of service attacks, spam is fast changing its status from that of on-line nuisance to major global menace.

Figures for the corporate costs of dealing with the consequences of spam vary quite widely but an estimate of US$50 billion in 2005 (excluding opportunity costs, from Ferris Research) and a projection of US$198 billion next year (from The Radicati Group) are often quoted.

At Americas Network.

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