Symantec says spam levels at 3-year low. But what about social media?

CNet News is reporting today that Symatec is declaring spam levels for 2011 to be at the lowest level seen in three years. Believe it or not, that lowest level? That means 70% of all email is spam, compared to 90% in 2010. This is what passes for improvement in email security.

But this also raises another interesting question: where are the statistics for social media spam and malware? These vectors are at least as potentially damaging as any email attack, particularly for businesses with a social media presence that needs maintenance.

Spam sinks to lowest level in almost three years, says Symantec | Security – CNET News.

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.