Housing Market Woes Lead to Spam Increase, Firm Reports

There was a huge increase in e-mail spam last month, and the recent problems in the credit markets are partly to blame, says the computer security firm Symantec. "With the housing market taking a continued hit in September, in-boxes also took an increased hit as spammers exploited the recent market slowdown and subsequent interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve," Symantec noted in its monthly State of Spam report.

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