Exponential increase in malware-bearing spam spells trouble for IT

Statistically precise malware campaign promises headaches to the Nth power for IT this month

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If the pattern of emails and infections is consistent with the attacks in March there will be several more decreasing waves of spam and resulting infections during the next several weeks.

Until then, given that the volume of malware increased at rates that require moving decimal points rather than multiplying by a couple of percentage points, it would probably save you a lot of time and effort to set your attachment-filters a little tighter, send out warnings about the package-scam attacks and get ready to quarantine and fix outbreaks from end users who never listen anyway.

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