Spike in Volumes of Email Spam from Korea and Vietnam

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Spam volumes from Korea and Vietnam each surged by more than 30 percent last week, according to data from Mailshell SpamIQ.

The volume of email spam sent from Korea jumped nearly 39 percent last week over the previous week, according to worldwide spam patterns tracked by SpamIQ, the global spam reporting system from Mailshell, the leading provider of traffic reputation, anti-spam and anti-phishing engines for OEMs. Vietnam showed nearly a 30 percent increase last week as well, making in the second largest increase worldwide from any country that accounted for at least five percent of global spam. The majority of the spam messages, both from Korea and Vietnam, were in English.

Mailshell's OEM partners use SpamIQ reports to quantify the detection rates of their products, to create profiles of spam received by their end users and to identify new attack vectors. The company's software engines help its OEM partners, including McAfee, CA, Check Point, NETGEAR, Webroot, AVG, Eset and others, immediately generate new revenue, up-sell existing products to new customers and minimize related engineering and support costs. For more information: http://www.mailshell.com.

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