The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

National news shorts

La Crosse County, Wisconsin created a web site for their new comprehensive plan. In the space of two weeks, it was flooded with comment spam. See La Crosse Tribune for full story. Welcome to the third age of the internet La Crosse.

Elsewhere, I reported that residents of the U.K. were receiving tax-related spam. Well, Physorg.com reports that tax-related spam is hitting the United States too. As in the U.K., the spam is suspected of carying viruses and other malware. At least one IRS-related phishing site was tracked to Hong Kong (not responding as of this writing).

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