May 14, 2004

Spammer Criminal Conspiracy

Spammers in cahoots with virus writers, what a revolting development:

Anti-spam activists who've managed to infiltrate some invitation-only bulk e-mailer forums have come away with new insights into the latest spamming techniques. According to Spamhaus' Dave Linford, spammers aren't interested in lists of open mail relays, as much as they are in lists "fresh proxies" -- virus-infected machines. "People selling these fresh proxies are either the virus writers themselves or someone very close to them," Linford told The Register. "I don't know how ties between spammers and virus writers were first forged but there is clearly a strong link there."

If you benefit from a crime and pay people to let you in on what crimes they have committed so that you can benefit, you're guilty of being an accomplice to that crime.

What are the police doing, not prosecuting these individuals on virus charges as well as abusive spam charges?

Posted by TMLutas at May 14, 2004 07:34 PM