Thursday 17 December 2009

Project Honey Pot – 1 Billionth Spam Message

Have a moment for a really good read?

Project Honey Pot has had their 1 Billionth Spam Message.

From the above linked blog post:

Every time Project Honey Pot receives a message we estimate that another 125,000 are sent to real victims. Our billionth message represents approximately 125 trillion spam messages that have been sent since Project Honey Pot started in 2004.

At this milestone, we wanted to take a second to report some of our findings. Our goal is not to rehash the same old insights but instead to give a new picture that only looking at five years and a billion data points can produce

Their findings are quite interesting with regards to the sources of spam, harvesting, and more.

It is well worth the read.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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