The latest Intelligence Report from Symantec shows that spam in email showed the decrease 3.7%. It’s now 70.5% of all the email sent.
Does this mean spam is dying? I’d say “no”. Although the figure shows that spam emails are decreasing, it’s still 1 in every 1.42 emails, according to Symantec.
Another factor that leads to decrease in spam email is the rise of social networking. More and more people communicate via social media services such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. Posts in these social media could reach more people in less time. We want to do more with less, so do spammers. Now spammers lay their eyes on popular social networking sites. As you can see from the attack Facebook got last month. You can expect more and more to come in 2012.