Security firm says spammers ahead of the game

Thursday, 27 January 2005, 9:32 AM EST

The threat of e-mail viruses, Internet scams and other attacks by spammers grew worse last year, despite stepped-up defense efforts by technology firms and government, an e-mail security firm reported Wednesday.

Spam accounted for about four out of five e-mail messages sent during most of 2004, according to a study by Postini Inc., a Redwood City, Calif., company that screens about 400 million e-mails a day for businesses.

At Omaha.com

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