The Spam factory of the world!

In the fight against spam, Asia seems to be losing. Over the past few years, servers based in China and South Korea have become major sources of unwanted e-mail as spammers take advantage of loose regulation, low costs, and lax security

Some of the spammers are locals, others are Americans who find it easy to send out junk e-mails by taking advantage of high-speed networks in Asian countries. A lot hail from Russia and elsewhere in Europe.

If spam were still largely confined to nuisance e-mails touting low-cost loans and inexpensive Viagra, it would be one thing, but more and more it's linked to hacking and phishing. Asia: Spam factory of the world!

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 26th October 2005 9:15AM