As a watchdog web site,, received it’s one billionth (yes with a b) spam email message they began to compile this list of spam statistics. These are statistics based on Project Honey Pot Team’s 5 years of monitoring email addresses for spam.

– Monday is the busiest day of the week for email spam, Saturday is the
– 12:00 (GMT) is the busiest hour of the day for spam, 23:00 (GMT) is the
– Malicious bots have increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
378% since Project Honey Pot started
– Over the last five years, you’d have been 9 times more likely to get a
phishing message for Chase Bank than Bank of America, however Facebook is
rapidly becoming the most phished organization online
– Finland has some of the best computer security in the world, China some
of the worst
– It takes the average spammer 2 and a half weeks from when they first
harvest your email address to when they send you your first spam message,
but that’s twice as fast as they were five years ago
– Every time your email address is harvested from a website, you can expect
to receive more than 850 spam messages
– Spammers take holidays too: spam volumes drop nearly 21% on Christmas Day
and 32% on New Year’s Day
– And much more…..

June 24, 2013

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