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Anatomy of a Spam Attack

Posted on December 7, 2011 in Articles | by

“High-quality pharmaceuticals direct to you from our Canadian pharmacy. No prescription required, discreet and confidential. Viagra, Levitra, and more direct to your home.”

“Greetings. I represent the recently exiled Prince Matubi of Nigeria. The prince wishes to transfer a large sum of money to relatives in the United States.”

We’ve all received these messages and think the same thing when we receive them: Nobody falls for these things, right? Unfortunately, that wishful thinking is incorrect — people fall for these scams every day. The simple fact is that if the economics of sending unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam, didn’t work out, the spammers would simply cease to exist.

Read the full article: Anatomy of a Spam Attack

Published on 12/8/2011 in BizTech Magazine


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Mike Chapple, CISSP, Ph.D.

Mike is an IT leader, information security professional, author, speaker and trainer with over fifteen years of experience in the field.

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