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0.4% of spam in September 2008 was targeted

More than 0.4% of all spam sent in September 2008 were targeted attacks, Cisco found. Since 90% of all e-mails sent worldwide are spam, this means 800 mln messages a day are attempts are spear phishing. In 2007, targeted attacks with personalized messages were less than 0.1% of all spam.

More than 0.4% of all spam sent in September 2008 were targeted attacks, Cisco found. Since 90% of all e-mails sent worldwide are spam, this means 800 mln messages a day are attempts are spear phishing. In 2007, targeted attacks with personalized messages were less than 0.1% of all spam.