Anti-Spam Legislation Makes Spam More Malicious

from the wonderful dept

Aren’t unintended consequences wonderful? Now that anti-spam legislation is becoming popular, one result is that spammers aren’t wasting time with just spamming mortgage offers and ways to buy Viagra. Instead, now that they realize they’re definitely on illegal ground, they’re moving more towards malicious attack spam, including phishing attacks and trojan horse attacks. In other words, if they’re going to break the law with spam, they figure they might as well go all out.

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