Analysis: is spam email dead?
Posted in: Spam at 09/12/2008 05:53
[IDG] In October this year spam kings across the globe felt the full force of the law, when two networks responsible for huge amounts of spam were shut down.
On October 14, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with help from the FBI and New Zealand police, announced that it had shut down a vast international spam network known as HerbalKing.
It was a triumphant moment for the FTC, which said that the group had been linked to as much as a third of the junk email on the internet. In an interview with The New York Times, FTC Commissioner Jon Leibowitz was modest in his appraisal of the situation.