October 14, 2011, 12:44 PM — Two recently released sets of statistics about spam make very different reading. One says spam levels have fallen to historic lows; one says spam is growing faster than ever. They can't both be right-- or perhaps they can, as we'll see in The Long View...
My journey all started with a tweet from CAUCE, the
Canadian non-profit anti-spam advocacy group:
Who's right? "64 bln fewer spam mails per month" - Microsoft ... "89% Percent Spam Increase" - eleven
In fact, they're both right, but they're measuring different things. Which in part says something interesting about botnet takedowns and PR offensives.
Read on for more...