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It plans to use the acquisition to push its existing backup, storage, and online remote access into the MessageLabs customer base.
This week, CNET's Robert Vamosi talks with Matt Sergeant, senior antispam technologist for MessageLabs.
Security vendor MessageLabs says corporate e-mail is a target of criminal hackers' malware in advance of this summer's Olympics in Beijing.
Spam made up more than 90 percent of all e-mail last month, with networks of zombie PCs producing the vast majority of such messages, MessageLabs says.
MessageLabs cites demise of one ISP and finds that the peak time of day for sexually explicit spam falls around the noon hour.
E-mail spam that includes truncated Web addresses sees a dramatic increase very recently, security provider MessageLabs says.
Security firm suggests that Yahoo Captcha was defeated as authenticated spam floods the Internet.
Spam levels dropped by about one-third following the recent takedown of the Rustock spambot, according to Symantec's latest Intelligence Report.
Symantec report also notes, among other things, that spam levels jumped 5 percent from April to May, and reputable domains are favorite targets of cybercriminals.
Spammers are able to fool Google's spam-prevention system into thinking they are humans.