Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Spam from Iraq:
Brian McWilliams, author of Spam Kings, writes about the sudden growth of Iraq's IP space, and a surge in spam emanating from it. Part of the problem is that Iraq's newly created ISPs have yet to issue acceptable-use policies, leaving open the possibility for a spam industry to arise within the country. And, as Brian notes, "junk emailers are often born out of an amalgam of technical skill and economic hardship. Iraq's certainly got a lot of both of those elements right now."

(Via O'Reilly Network Articles.)

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