A large group of Web and e-mail administrators calling themselves Project Honey Pot has been tracking spam trends since 2004. This article pulls together some interesting data they’ve compiled, including these:
- There is a 21% decrease in spam on Christmas Day and a 32% decrease on New Year’s Day.
- They’ve seen the word “Viagra” spelled at least 956 different ways to try and trick spam filters.
- Facebook is the second most phished organization online and, if current trends continue, is on track to take the top spot in 2010.