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an email excerpt from the PrjHoneyPot

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xhanuman, Dec 15, 2009.

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I would never send out an email considered to be 'spam'...

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  1. xhanuman

    xhanuman Junior Member

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    Full of interesting factoids...

    - Monday is the busiest day of the week for email spam, Saturday is the
    quietest
    - 12:00 (GMT) is the busiest hour of the day for spam, 23:00 (GMT) is the
    quietest
    - Malicious bots have increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
    378% since Project Honey Pot started
    - Over the last five years, you'd have been 9 times more likely to get a
    phishing message for Chase Bank than Bank of America, however Facebook is
    rapidly becoming the most phished organization online
    - Finland has some of the best computer security in the world, China some
    of the worst
    - It takes the average spammer 2 and a half weeks from when they first
    harvest your email address to when they send you your first spam message,
    but that's twice as fast as they were five years ago
    - Every time your email address is harvested from a website, you can expect
    to receive more than 850 spam messages
    - Spammers take holidays too: spam volumes drop nearly 21% on Christmas Day
    and 32% on New Year's Day
     
  2. Dutchess

    Dutchess Registered Member

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    Very interesting facts, Sundays are the worst day for emailing for me and Saturday is the BEST by FARE