80 percent of spam created by just 10 people

Junk email tracking and intelligence company Spamhaus have released their “Top 10 Most Wanted” list. Responsible for a staggering 80% of all spam in Europe and North America, these evil-doers generate income by using virus-created botnets and open relays to send massive amounts of email promoting everything from pharmaceuticals to dubious information on the movement of stocks and shares.

It’s astonishing to think that such a limited number of individuals are behind the umpteen billions of junk emails sent each year. An estimated 76% of email is regarded as spam – despite initiatives from a number of companies with a vested interested in this technology (notably Microsoft and Yahoo!), the problem is getting worse.

You can use as many spam filters as you like, client-based or server-side, but, with a grim inevitability, spam will find its way to your inbox sooner or later. If anyone has an answer to this infuriating pandemic, then please, answers on a postcard….

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