DCSmooth Posted May 31, 2005 Share Posted May 31, 2005 Not sure if this is old news or not, but my jaw dropped at the 10% figure. I knew somebody had to buying their products for so much spam to be spewing, but I had never imagined that large of a percentage! http://channels.netscape.com/ns/tech/packa...pam/buyfromspam Here's a cut/paste of the 1st couple paragraphs for convenience: Fully one-third of us have clicked on a link in a spam e-mail message--you know, the kind that can easily expose us to viruses and alert spammers to live e-mail accounts--and one in 10 have actually purchased products advertised in junk e-mail, according to a survey conducted by the security firm Mirapoint and the market research company the Radicati Group. Another 18 percent of respondents have tried to unsubscribe to spam using the "unsubscribe" link in the e-mail. This isn't any better than clicking on links embedded within spam messages, since many spammers exploit the unsubscribe link to identify active e-mail accounts. Once individual e-mail addresses or entire domains are found to be active, the likelihood of follow-on spam or other security attacks increases dramatically. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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