Surge in attachment spam a sign of desperation, say experts

Posted in: Spam at 20/08/2011 18:07

Botnet criminals have flooded the Internet with a surge of attachment spam in recent weeks in a desperate attempt to rebuild a spam-distribution industry under pressure, security experts have suggested.

Although this surge has been widely reported as a significant return for spam generally, levels are in fact subdued. It is more likely a sign of stress for a part of the cybercrime economy that has had a bad year.

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