This is interesting. According to the London Telegraph, spam has decreased dramatically. Because a few botnets have been responsible for a large percentage of global spam, this leaves the Telegraph and/or it’s sources wondering if spammers aren’t gearing up for something big.
For an interesting look at spam, I recommend the following two books, Inside the Spam Cartel by “Spammer-X”, and Spam Kings by Brian S. McWilliams. Both were very informative, although they account for a period of time in the late 90’s through about 2004. I learned a lot from them.
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