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June 8, 2004 by

80% of spam originates from infected machines

The Register refers to the Sandvine study, which claims that up to 80% of the unsolicited e-mail messages are generated by infected PCs and most of the time unsuspecting owners. Spyware and trojans, once embedded in the client's PC, accept incoming requests from spammers and use available Internet connections and mail servers to spew out e-mail advertising.

September 10, 2003 by

China shuts door to spam

China has blocked 127 servers sending high volumes of unsolicited email, in an attempt to change its reputation as a spammers' safe haven

September 23, 2002 by

Who's letting the spam in?

Are you unwittingly helping junk mailers shuttle unsolicited bulk e-mail? Spammers are discovering tricks to tap into proxy servers to send junk mail--with little trace.


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