CAN SPAM Pushes US Spam Offshore
from the further-underground dept
Our story earlier today of a spammer who was caught and fined, only to flee the US and keep on spamming may be a good representation of what’s happening to the spam business as a whole. A new report says that the various crackdowns, lawsuits, fines and jail sentences against US-based spammers has actually cut down on the spam originating from the US. However, the spam volume from places like China and South Korea is “substantially up.” In other words, the spam has now been pushed offshore where it will be much more difficult to stop. Of course, with China so intent on only socially beneficial discussions occurring online, couldn’t they tweak the Great Firewall to at least stop a bit of that spam?