Study: spammers, virus writers getting chummy

Wednesday, 18 August 2004, 10:19 AM EST

Before year's end, all E-mail messages will be spam. At least that's the way things appear to be headed, according to a report released Tuesday by MessageLabs, an international provider of managed E-mail services.

The company's E-mail Security Intelligence Report, covering January through June and based on a sample of some 5 billion messages, says 86.3% of E-mail in the month of June was spam. During the first four months of the year, the figure ranged from 53% to 67%. Compare that to the first six months of 2002, when the company identified a scant 1.5% of E-mail as spam.

"We thought it couldn't go much higher when it was at 50%," says Brian Czarny, VP of marketing at MessageLabs.

By Thomas Claburn at InformationWeek.

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