MessageLabs and Symantec both released reports recently on this topic.
So where were they? We didn't see much of this.
The Test Center checked the honey pot (running KF Sensor) and the spam filtering appliance (Sophos ES1000) to analyze the spam traffic. Despite Symantec's claims, our servers did not really see an increase in Olympic spam in July, or the first few weeks of August. According to our analysis, Olympic spam made up only .5 percent of total spam that hit our servers. The Test Center saw a significant amount of bilingual spam -- over 25 percent -- over the same six week period. While the most common language was Japanese, there were some mails in Hebrew and Spanish mixed in, as well.
Instead of the Olympics, SecureComputing reported an increase in celebrity-based spam, with Angelina Jolie leading the pack. We did see this reflected in our collection devices, at about 30 percent.
In addition to the celebrities, our servers were slammed last week with CNN.com-related spam (messages posing as CNN.com Top 10 lists).
Perhaps CNN.com is old news, as the Test Center noticed an increase in spam purporting to be from msnbc.com this week.
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