November spamalanche bears down on PC users

Consumers should gird for a big wave of unwanted commercial e-mail in the weeks leading to Thanksgiving, when the amount of spam could double as marketers try to reach holiday shoppers, Internet security experts say.

Contributing to the spamalanche: More viruses are spread via popular - and vulnerable - instant-messaging services to infect PCs and turn them into spam-spewing machines. Spammers are sending more e-mail in shorter bursts to overwhelm spam defenses. And blogs have become a fertile ground for spammers to create "splogs," fake blogs with ads. November spamalanche bears down on PC users - Yahoo! News

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 26th October 2005 9:14AM