March 26, 2010

Consumers Don’t Relate Bot Infections to Risky Behavior As Millions Continue to Click on Spam

Here’s an article from the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group about spam. Very scary statistics.

“In the new survey, half of users said they had opened spam, clicked on a link in spam, opened a spam attachment, replied or forwarded it – activities that leave consumers susceptible to fraud, phishing, identity theft and infection. While most consumers said they were aware of the existence of bots, only one-third believed they were vulnerable to an infection.   “

And folks wonder why their computers get infected with all sorts of malware… :-(

Thanks, once again, to Michael Pietroforte of for pointing this out…


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