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Malicious Email Attachments Spiked Last Quarter

IT security and control firm Sophos has released the results of its investigation into the latest spam trends and revealed the top twelve spam-relaying countries for the third quarter of 2008.

The figures show an alarming rise in the proportion of spam emails sent with malicious attachments between July and September 2008, as well as an increase in spam attacks using social engineering techniques to snare unsuspecting computer users.

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