Tuesday, October 26, 2021

A spammer sees the light?

Get a load of this: “Ed” – a “reformed” spammer who at one time self-admittedly pulled in as much as $10,000 – $15,000 a week bombarding hapless individuals with unsolicited marketing e-mails peddling pills, porn, and sundry pleasures, is now doing the talk circuit. Ed’s most effective tool for spewing spam – botnets. According to media reports, his latest stop was London, England, where – on Wednesday – this retired spammer (who goes by pseudonyms “Ed” or “SpammerX”) waxed eloquent on the evils of his former profession. The event was organized by IronPort Systems Inc., a security vendor now owned by Cisco Systems Inc.

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