Symantec has issued a new report which states that spam emails during June were at all time low. The report said that people are being sent fewer spam emails than at any time over the past 12 years. Kevin Epstein, VP, Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint commented on the spam levels at all time low.
Kevin Epstein, VP, Advanced Security and Governance at Proofpoint :
“While spam volumes fluctuate on a weekly basis, what’s of greater concern is the percentage of that unwanted mail that’s actually malicious in nature. On any given day, more than 30% of ‘spam’ actually contains weaponized attachments or URLs – and mischaracterizing those emails as spam results in then being placed in user-releasable quarantines, a significant security risk. The increase in breaches resulting from such email-borne attacks points to a clear need for modern targeted attack protection and threat response systems”[su_box title=”About Proofpoint” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance, and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint’s expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information.[/su_box]