80% of spam originates from infected machines

The Register refers to the Sandvine study, which claims that up to 80% of the unsolicited e-mail messages are generated by infected PCs and most of the time unsuspecting owners. Spyware and trojans, once embedded in the client's PC, accept incoming requests from spammers and use available Internet connections and mail servers to spew out e-mail advertising.

The Register refers to the Sandvine study, which claims that up to 80% of the unsolicited e-mail messages are generated by infected PCs and most of the time unsuspecting owners. Spyware and trojans, once embedded in the client's PC, accept incoming requests from spammers and use available Internet connections and mail servers to spew out e-mail advertising.

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