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07.22.2010 - Symantec Announces July 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report



View Symantec related news. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 22, 2010 – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the publication of its July 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Analysis reveals that the percentage of spam containing shortened hyperlinks has increased significantly over the last year. Spam containing shortened hyperlinks hit a one day peak of 18 percent, or 23.4 billion spam emails, on April 30, 2010 doubling last year’s peak levels when spam with shortened hyperlinks accounted for 9.3 percent of spam, more than 10 billion spam emails, on July 28, 2009. In addition to higher peak levels, average daily values also show a significant increase in use of the tactic. In the second quarter of 2009 there was only a single day where when shortened hyperlinks appeared in more than 1 in 200 of spam messages. In the second quarter of 2010 there were 43 days when at least 1 in 200 spam messages contained shortened hyperlinks and 10 days where at least 5% of all spam contained these links.

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