This is pretty true for me, most of the spam I get is for pills and increasing my "manhood" size.....and I don't even have a manhood. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23206944-12377,00.html By Darren Osborne | February 13, 2008 SPAMMERS appear to be more concerned about our health than our wealth, as the number of spam emails continues to rise. Internet security provider Marshal has released the findings of its latest Threat Research and Content Engineering report for the second half of 2007, which found that the total volume of spam increased by more than 50 per cent. Spam promoting pharmaceuticals, such as weight loss pills, was the dominant category in 2007, comprising nearly 70 per cent of all spam. The biggest drop in spam was for emails relating to stocks and options, comprising only one per cent of all spam, compared to 50 per cent in February 2007. "The decline of stock spam could be due to overuse of stock spam leading to declining returns to spammers, or the actions of securities commissions and law enforcement authorities," Marshal vice-president of products Bradley Anstis said. Spam containing images was down 5 per cent as spammers reverted back to plain text and HTML formats during the latter half of 2007. Banking customers remained the number one target for phishing emails, which make up approximately 0.5 per cent all spam. The report also highlighted the emergence of several new botnets, which have overtaken the infamous Storm botnet as the largest sources of the worldwide spam. A botnet is a network of computers that, unbeknownst to their users, forward transmissions, such as spam, viruses and malware, to other computers linked to the internet. Mega-D, a botnet that heavily promotes male sexual enhancement pills, accounted for 32 per cent of all spam in circulation in November-December 2007. Mr Anstis said spammers continued to stay a step ahead of police and online security experts. "Despite the increased efforts of law enforcement agencies to crack down on spammers and their botnets, spam and malware distribution became even worse in 2007," he said. "The cost of acquiring the tools and services needed to send spam is reducing and yet the financial motives of the cybercriminal underworld that sustains spam appear to remain strong. "For these reasons, we are not optimistic that spam is going to recede in 2008."