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Project Honey Pot has reported that sometime in November it received its one billionth spam message.

“Every time Project Honey Pot receives a message we estimate that another 125,000 are sent to real victims. Our billionth message represents approximately 125 trillion spam messages that have been sent since Project Honey Pot started in 2004,” they said.

Their very well-written report contains a load of other information as well, like the fact that most of the spam in the world probably originated in the U.S., though the bot-infected machines that spew it out can be anywhere.

The report also said: “we’ve seen the word ‘Viagra’ spelled at least 956 different ways.”

Report here.

Tom Kelchner