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[BBC]Global spam e-mail levels suddenly fall

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First news post. Please let me know if I did something incorrectly.

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The amount of junk e-mail being sent across the globe has seen a dramatic fall in recent months.

The volume of spam has dropped steadily since August, but the Christmas period saw a precipitous decline.

One security firm detected around 200 billion spam messages being sent each day in August, but just 50 billion in December.

While the reasons for the decline are not fully understood, spam watchers warn the lull may not last.

Around the Christmas holidays, three of the largest spam producers curtailed their activity, Paul Wood, a senior analyst at Symantec Hosted Solutions told BBC News.
Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12126880
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I'm pretty sure it had something to do with this guy
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I wonder if a botnet went down for some reason. I have noticed that many of my spam emails have stopped, usually they come in via Yahoo. It's certain themed ones as well. Sausage enlargement has gone, but replica rolex and drug ones are still there
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Yep. Was one of the first things I thought of when I saw the story posted.
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