__/ [ Hadron Quark ] on Wednesday 02 August 2006 11:44 \__
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> __/ [ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Wednesday 02 August 2006 10:57 \__
>>> To the list of unpleasant Monday happenings - answer the alarm clock,
>>> face morning traffic, trudge into the office - you can add one more
>>> Delete the weekend spam from your e-mail.
>>> End quote
>>> The vast majority of spam comes from compromised Windows machines.
>> This morning I had a clogup in my mail server. It turns out that Windows
>> zombies had my account exceed its limit in just one week, so no mail
>> for 4
> How do you know it was windows zombies?
Surveys by the experts consistently reach this breakdown and conclusion. Some
estimate it at 80%+ and some more recent estimated that at 95%+. It's
rising. See the references. The surge in SPAM is part of a continuing trend.
It wasn't a spike that would characterise a targetted attack. I should have
kept an eye on how volume of SPAM scales with the alloted quota.
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