The Spam Diaries

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

Saturday, March 04, 2006

World news shorts

SpamCube.com has a black-box spam/virus solution similar to a firewall. See engadget review.

Irish Developer Network News reports that spam reached a record high in February.

Joon Ang Daily reports that strict measures will be taken by the end of the month to curb spam coming out of Korea. This could be very good news for the people of Korea, as there are many places where the entire country is blocked for being a spam-haven. Anti-spam reforms could mean increased connectivity to the rest of the world.

Contractor UK reports on a hoax email pretending to come from HM Revenue and Customs, telling contractors they can settle their tax bill with one click. The email is suspected of containing a virus, although details are sketchy.

Information Week reports on twelve Nigerian spammers arrested in the Netherlands.

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