Explosion of Text-Message Spam Creates Space for Cloudmark

Spam is still a nuisance, but controlling unwanted email messages represents one of the few success stories in the security industry these days. A more sophisticated form of that threat has been gaining ground on mobile phones, however.

The amount of spam sent by text messages has more than tripled from last year’s level to 45 million messages sent each day. About 92 percent of those are messages are trying to trick people into giving up money.

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