Congress slams spam

Friday, 23 May 2003, 9:20 AM EST

"Spam" now accounts for 46 percent of all e-mails sent, said Enrique Salem, president of Brightmail, a San Francisco company that helps Internet providers block spam before it reaches users' inboxes. He told lawmakers that half of e-mail will be spam by December, up from 7 percent in 2001.

Spam costs U.S. businesses $10 billion each year in lost productivity, Salem told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

"E-mail messaging has fundamentally changed the way we communicate," said committee Chairman John McCain, R-Arizona. "The growing affliction of spam, however, may threaten all of this."

[ Read more ]

Related items




Spotlight

The Software Assurance Marketplace: A response to a challenging problem

Posted on 20 October 2014.  |  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has recognized how critical the state of software security is to the DHS mission.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Wed, Oct 22nd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //