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No evaluation of threat trends would be complete without an examination of spam and phishing. Though spam is generally thought of as more of a nuisance issue and phishing perceived as a consumer-level threat, these assumptions are in error. Both of these threats are ones that enterprises must concern themselves with.
Sodium Not Why We're Choking on this Spam
Though spam may seem more a nuisance than threat, it has long been used as a delivery mechanism for both malware and phishing attacks. Figure 1 shows just how massive the spam problem really is.