Google says spam is huge corporate headache

Google released a white paper on Thursday about trends in electronic communications systems at corporations and found, to no surprise, that spam is a huge problem and getting worse.While overall e-mail message volume per user grew 47 percent, the spam volume was up 57 percent in 2007 to record levels, according to data from Google’s Postini cited in the 2008 Annual Google Communications Intelligence Report.
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9888233-7.htmlGoogle Report Highlights Spam As Top Security Issue
The company’s acquisition of Postini helped the search engine produce its first annual Google Communications Intelligence Report.Having recently acquired messaging security company Postini, Google now finds itself in the threat-prediction business. And as is the case with just about every other computer security company, Google has research to show everyone how dangerous the online world has become.Thus we come to the 2008 Annual Google Communications Intelligence Report.Google’s security forecast calls for continued spam-blended virus attacks with an increasing focus on identity theft. The attacks will rely on social engineering, the report says, and will rely on messages that reference current events, like the upcoming Olympic Games and natural disasters.
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