[funsec] All Spammers Go to Hell

Paul Ferguson fergdawg at netzero.net
Thu Jul 19 00:08:24 CDT 2007


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But of course they do. :-)

[snip]

At a security conference in London this week, a former professional spammer
talked about his five-year stint dodging email filters, pushing through
unwanted advertisements for porn, casinos and more. The man, who identified
himself as “Ed” but says he also goes by the name SpammerX, says he
made between $10,000 and $15,000 a week in the dirty business—nearly
half-a-million dollars in a single year. And yes, he does think he’s
going to hell for his actions.

He revealed a few details about how he worked his way around different
security systems, tricking them with images that made his emails seem
legit, for instance. But the more chilling revelation was his outlook for
the future. Unfortunately, he does not think spam is going away.

[snip]

More:
http://popsci.typepad.com/popsci/2007/07/all-spammers-go.html

Enjoy. :-)

- - ferg

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