Bottomupwebs is an active participant in Project Honey Pot. Project Honey Pot is a community of tens of thousands of web and email administrators from more than 170 countries around the world who are working together to track online fraud and abuse. (See )

Anyway, here are some interesting Spam statistics that we have recieved from the Project...

  • Monday is the busiest day of the week for email spam, Saturday is the quietest
  • 12:00 (GMT) is the busiest hour of the day for spam, 23:00 (GMT) is the quietest
  • Malicious bots have increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 378% since Project Honey Pot started
  • Over the last five years, you'd have been 9 times more likely to get a phishing message for Chase Bank than Bank of America, however Facebook is rapidly becoming the most phished organization online
  • Finland has some of the best computer security in the world, China some of the worst
  • It takes the average spammer 2 and a half weeks from when they first harvest your email address to when they send you your first spam message but that's twice as fast as they were five years ago
  • Every time your email address is harvested from a website, you can expect to receive more than 850 spam messages
  • Spammers take holidays too: spam volumes drop nearly 21% on Christmas Day and 32% on New Year's Day