December not so good for spamming


 


December has not been the most prolific month for spammers.  After seeing a huge increase in September and October, November started to go flat.  There was a an upswing in mid-December but this latest two weeks has dropped down over Christmas.


Week             % increase in spam

Sep 11 – Sep 17        -16.06%
Sep 18 – Sep 24         21.71%
Sep 25 – Oct 1         -13.14%
Oct 2  – Oct 8          14.63%
Oct 9  – Oct 15         14.97%
Oct 16 – Oct 22          8.89%
Oct 23 – Oct 29          1.78%
Oct 30 – Nov 5          12.51%
Nov 6  – Nov 12         -9.22%
Nov 13 – Nov 19         
-0.77%
Nov 20 – Nov 26          1.87%
Nov 27 – Dec 3           5.86%
Dec 4  – Dec 10          3.58%
Dec 11 – Dec 17         18.03%
Dec 18 – Dec 24        
-2.82%
Dec 25 – Jan 1         -18.08%


I guess even spammers take a holiday.  Well, that and the earthquake that disrupted their spamming patterns.  It wasn’t a big a drop as I thought but it was definitely noticeable.

Comments (1)

  1. This propably means that a lot of spam mails are being sent from infected PC’s and a lot of people propably don’t use their PC the last two weeks of December. My guess is that there will be a peak in the first weeks of January.