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Vircom Releases State of Spam Survey Results

03-20-2012 02:46 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Vircom Inc

Montreal, Canada, Friday - March 16, 2012 -- Vircom Inc, a leader in email security has published its research on the state of spam. The research includes a comprehensive analysis from an online public survey held from December 2011 through January 2012. The survey results are presented in the form of infographics at

Analysis of the survey reveals that half of the respondents use online mail services such as Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail. Most use such email services alongside work/school related email accounts. Nearly three quarters of the respondents use open public WiFi, exposing themselves to hackers looking to steal emails. A quarter or the respondents don’t carefully examine emails from banks and financial institutions. Such emails are often a target of phishing threats trying to steal banking credentials.

"Alongside spam, we also have malware threats and phishing campaigns that aren’t only a nuisance, but cause financial loss to the user," said Damien Ramé, Head of Marketing at Vircom Inc ( ). "Our survey found that nearly a third of the users open spam emails if they like the subject line. Also a significant number download malicious files from these spammers. Such trends showcase the importance of anti-spam tools and corporate policies to stop spam."

The entire survey result can be found as an infographic on the Vircom website.

About Vircom:
Vircom Inc. is a software development and professional services company focused exclusively on email messaging security. Founded in 1994, Vircom is the only email security vendor to offer a wide range of deployment options, proprietary anti-spam technology, complete Windows™ infrastructure integration and premium customer service. Its award-winning products include modusMail™, modusGate™, modusGate™ VM and modusGate™ Appliance. Vircom technology is made available to several major security providers and businesses, and deployed through third-party vendors to customers in more than 100 countries. For additional information, please visit or call 1-888-484-7266.

Press & Media Contact:
Damien Rame
Vircom Inc
460 Ste-Catherine West, suite 600
Montréal, Québec H3B 1A7 - CANADA
+1.514.845.1666 ext. 297

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