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Top Ten Spam E-mail Categories and Most Dangerous Website Categories [Report Charts]

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Spam Activity Trends Section

Malicious Code Trends Section

All images courtesy of Symantec.

Any there surprises for you on these lists or were they what you would expect as ‘normal’?

You can view additional sections of the report (linked below) using the set of links at the top of the article.

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report – 2011

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  • Published 05/8/12

Comments (14)

  1. bubbatie1

    Who would have thunk porn would be in last

  2. Rob

    Which parts of the site? I’ve been messed with by sites I’ve visited safely for years, but one of their ads were the culprit. would that count as the “site” being the issue?

  3. TheDoorkeeper

    +1 @bubbatie1

  4. thegeekkid

    Why would anyone trust anything from Symantec????

  5. steven

    @ bubbatie1 and the doorkeeper

    It is not last, it is tenth, there is a big difference. :)

  6. lizbit

    the porn was a shocker, last. Shoo

  7. Rick

    Porn, tenth…. thank god

  8. Roger

    @steven – no, it is not a big difference – only 2.4% of porn sites, about the same difference between business and shopping. (yes, I know what you meant, but 2.4% is not a lot, esp. if you look at how many there are) [I’m assuming there are a lot :-) ]

  9. Bob

    Every one of us agree about one Thing. PORN was Last? Hallelujah!

  10. Upnorth

    Is this a sales pitch from Symantec? You need to buy our bloated overpriced software because as you see you need us to protect you if you visit blogs and personal sites.

  11. Sashiraman

    Way to go guys! It’s more dangerous to to read trash about Business and Economy than simply forget your worries by watching porn. In fact finally the truth is out Sex is better than reading about Health & Medicines

  12. particolor

    Yes!!! It seems like BEER is Better than ICE CREAM !!!!!

  13. nuksies

    Someone doesn’t know the difference between percent and percentage points. Reminds me of this:

  14. steven

    @ roger

    i wasn’t on about the percentages, i was purely on about the difference between porn being tenth, not porn being in last place. there woul dbe many more categories underneath it…..

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