How Many Spams Can a Scammer Scam If a Spammer Can Scam Spams?


See if you can say that headline three times fast. I absolutely love the scamming-the-scammer stories because they're generally so convoluted that they're almost funny (that is, if you can forget for a moment that there are thousands of victimized consumers involved.)

The latest tale of deceit and intrigue from the criminal underground comes from CipherTrust, an e-mail security company based in Alpharetta, Ga. The company monitors online spam and fraud forums to keep up with the latest junk e-mail trends, and some discussions the company's experts spotted over the weekend indicate that "carders" -- or individuals who deal in stealing, selling and/or cashing in on stolen credit card data -- are starting to break into the spam-scamming business. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer and Internet Security - (washingtonpost.com)

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 24th May 2006 3:36AM