[PCBSD-malaysia] Fwd: [Project Honey Pot] 1 Billion Spammers Served

Mohd Fazli Azran Abd Malek mfazliazran at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 22:13:37 PST 2009


Dah on honeypot ka kat UIA... bagaimana result

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Muhammad Najmi Ahmad Zabidi <
najmi.zabidi at gmail.com> wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Project Honey Pot Team <announce at projecthoneypot.org>
> Date: Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:27 AM
> Subject: [Project Honey Pot] 1 Billion Spammers Served
> To: MuhammadNajmi <najmi.zabidi at gmail.com>
> Dear MuhammadNajmi:
> On Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 06:20 (GMT), Project Honey Pot achieved a
> milestone: receiving its 1 billionth spam message. The billionth message
> was
> an United States Internal Revenue Service phishing scam sent to an email
> address that had been harvested more than two years ago. More than just a
> single spam email, the billionth message represents the collective work of
> you and tens of thousands of other web and email administrators like you in
> more than 170 countries around the world. Together we have built Project
> Honey Pot into the largest community tracking online fraud and abuse.
> To celebrate this milestone, we sifted through five years of data to learn
> more about spam and the spammers who send it. As a small token of thanks
> for
> your help, we wanted to share some of our more interesting preliminary
> findings. Click the following link for the Full Report:
> http://www.projecthoneypot.org/1_billionth_spam_message_stats.php
> Highlights include:
> - Monday is the busiest day of the week for email spam, Saturday is the
>  quietest
> - 12:00 (GMT) is the busiest hour of the day for spam, 23:00 (GMT) is the
>  quietest
> - Malicious bots have increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
>  378% since Project Honey Pot started
> - Over the last five years, you'd have been 9 times more likely to get a
>  phishing message for Chase Bank than Bank of America, however Facebook is
>  rapidly becoming the most phished organization online
> - Finland has some of the best computer security in the world, China some
>  of the worst
> - It takes the average spammer 2 and a half weeks from when they first
>  harvest your email address to when they send you your first spam message,
>  but that's twice as fast as they were five years ago
> - Every time your email address is harvested from a website, you can expect
>  to receive more than 850 spam messages
> - Spammers take holidays too: spam volumes drop nearly 21% on Christmas Day
>  and 32% on New Year's Day
> - And much more.....
> We have published it under the Creative Commons Attribution license, so
> don't hesitate to share anything you find interesting. In the end, we
> couldn't have gathered this data without you.
> Thank you for all your help over the last five years. Here's to wishing you
> happy holidays and a relatively spam-free New Year.
> Sincerely,
> The Project Honey Pot Team
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