Spam trail uncovers junk empire


An investigation into a seemingly routine series of spam messages has revealed how sophisticated the business of online crime has become.

The story begins with the junk mail messages themselves that were sent during April and May of 2006.

Outwardly, said Patrick Peterson, chief technology officer of security firm Ironport who led the investigation, the messages hawking pharmaceuticals looked like the billions of other junk mail messages swilling around the net. BBC NEWS | Technology | Spam trail uncovers junk empire

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