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Spam Gets Dangerous

by Marianna Schmudlach / June 3, 2004 7:00 AM PDT

What isn't getting blocked is turning vicious, warn security experts at e-mail conference.

Dennis O'Reilly, PC World
Thursday, June 03, 2004
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA -- ISPs and spam filters are blocking record amounts of unsolicited messages, but this electronic nuisance is hardly on the decline--and it's getting nastier. Security experts report a growing link between spam and viruses, according to e-mail vendors and analysts at the inaugural INBOX: The Email Event conference here this week.

"You can't separate spam and viruses anymore," said Mark Sunner, chief technology officer of e-mail security vendor MessageLabs. "Virtually all the viruses this year have to do with spam," he said, speaking at a conference session entitled "How Serious Is It? The Threats by the Numbers."

More: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,116387,tk,dn060304X,00.asp

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