June 23, 2011, 2:36PM
Spam Increased From April to May, Nearly Identical to 2010 Levels

Spam numbers were up by 2.1% in May from the previous month, accounting for 82.9% of global Email traffic according to SecureList's May 2011 spam report.

Malware distributors were the first on the bandwagon with pharmaceutical spammers following close behind, luring their victims into clicking malicious links and downloads.

The 82.9% monthly average is nearly identical to the previous year, when spam accounted for 83% of global email traffic. On May 7, spam dropped to the lowest point of the month at 72%, but on May 29 spam peaked at 91%.

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