This isn’t really a big surprise.  I’ve noticed an increase in the
amount of spam myself, it’s gone from NO spam at all a month ago to
about 50% spam now on my relatively new email address (it’s only been in
use since last fall).  Fortunately my email program’s junk mail filter
is catching most of it automatically. 

Spam Shot of "Storm Trojan"

jcatcw writes "Postini has already counted nearly 5
million copies of the spam in the last 24 hours
, and calculated
that the run currently accounts for 87% of all malware being spread
through email. ‘Expect this to grow much larger,’ a Postini spokesman
said; ‘It should top out at 60 million messages within the next 24
hours.’ It’s the largest attack in the last 12 months, and more than
three times the volume of the two biggest in recent memory: a pair of
blasts in December and January. The spam carries a ZIP file attachment
posing as a patch with subjects such as Worm Alert!, Worm Detected,
Spyware Detected!, or Virus Activity Detected."

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