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Qihoo 360 (QIHU.NASDAQ) blocks 36.9 pct less SPAM messages in 2014

2015-02-02 GMT+8:00

TIANJIN, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- China's leading cyber security company Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd. (QIHU.NASDAQ) said its free antivirus software 360 Safeguard blocked 61.3 billion junk short messages for mobile phone users nationwide in 2014, down 36.9 percent year on year.

According to Qihoo 360's recent issue report, 360 Safeguard blocked an average 168 million junk short messages everyday last year.

The report attributes the decrease in blocking of junk short messages to the technology upgrades made by cyber security companies, the effect of strengthened control over short message SPAM by relevant authorities, and the improvement of junk short message filtering technologies by telecom operators.

However, more and more lawbreakers began to use false base stations to send junk short messages last year, the report added. Among the 61.3 billion junk short messages, 3.27 billion items or 5.3 percent were sent with false base stations.   (Edited by Li Xiaoyu,