[funsec] Big spam ring caught...but has anyone seen a reduction?

Alex Eckelberry AlexE at sunbelt-software.com
Wed Oct 15 11:29:04 CDT 2008


http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/ptech/10/15/spam.ring.shutdown.ap/index.htm
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CHICAGO (AP) -- E-mail inboxes may be clogged with a little less spam --
at least for a while.

Steve Baker announces that the FTC has shut down one of the largest spam
operations in the world.

Authorities said Tuesday they have shut down one of the largest spam
operations in the world, a vast network involving countries from New
Zealand to China and the United States.

The spammers sent out billions of e-mails in recent years encouraging
people to click through to Web sites that allegedly used false claims to
peddle prescription drugs, as well as "male enhancement" and weight-loss
pills.

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