Where Did All the Spam Go?
Posted on Jan 6, 2011
The people who keep track of these things report that global spam traffic dropped from 200 billion messages in August to just 50 billion in December. Unfortunately it appears that the spammers may have decided to pause their activity before a relaunch. Which is just as well because we’re running low on Canadian Viagra. —PZS
One possible explanation is that the spammers are simply regrouping ahead of a new campaign.
Spammers are driven entirely by profit, said Carl Leonard, a researcher at security firm Websense.
“So if a campaign is not getting the returns they want, they can stop, regroup and try something else,” he said.
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