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Spam volumes are increasing again

By Ken Simpson | 1 minute read

Almost everyone has heard about the takedown of the “McColo” colocation facility and the subsequent shut-down of many of the major spam botnets. Well, spam traffic appears to once again be on the increase.
SpamCop’s statistics page shows a steady increase in spam reports since last month:
Looking at the past year of spam traffic, you can see the incredible dip we had when McColo fell in November, and how even at today’s spam levels we are still seeing levels lower than they were back in August – but only

With another week of the same kind of growth, we’ll be back to normal, folks. The spammers don’t give up easily.

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