Online Gambling Boasts
Low Spam Count
Ask most email users
anywhere in the world what the biggest
bane in their life is, and chances
are they'll say 'spam', a seemingly
endless stream of indiscriminate and
unsolicited email, usually promoting
cheap pharmaceuticals, porn and even
However, according to a recent study
by American Internet security firm,
Websense Security Laboratories (WSL),
online gambling-related spam makes
up less than four percent of the world's
total 'spam attacks'. In fact, only
a miniscule 3.84 percent of spam is
linked to online gambling.
This is extremely good news for the
online gambling fraternity, which
is constantly trying to maintain its
reputation as a legitimate, fair,
honest and regulated industry, particularly
in the face of ongoing political and
social criticism, scrutiny and persecution
from many corners of the world.
The report revealed that during the
second half of 2007, the frequency
of 'storm' spam attacks - a combination
of spam agents, bots, Trojan horses
and worms - increased considerably,
exposing a higher number of email
users and companies to spam campaigns
than ever before.
A WSL spokesperson confirmed that
'storm' spam attacks are becoming
increasingly better planned and executed
by spammers, as well as progressively
more resilient in terms of getting
through high-tech firewalls. This
has resulted in millions of 'infected'
computers around the globe.