Spammers taking advantage of free online hosters

Posted in: Spam at 12/01/2010 16:20

Security giant McAfee warned today that spammers are increasingly exploiting online hosting companies that provide free domains and web hosting, in order to bypass anti-spam filters.

In the vendor's December 2009 Spam Report, McAfee Labs anti-spam technology lead Adam Wosotowsky and director of product marketing Elan Winkler argued that the trend has turned into "an all-out gold rush".

Also see:

McAfee Labs' January Spam Report
Angelina Jolie and Barack Obama are the #1 celeb subjects of choice for spammers, according to our January Spam Report. The report also reveals:

  • The top 25 men and women that were spammed
  • Chinese pharma spam isn't going away - in fact, on Dec 14, spam levels skyrocketed with subject lines advertising discounts on Pfizer drugs
  • "Free-hosting" websites to provide spam URLs has become a major target for spammers

Be mindful of those celebrity names that appear in your inbox! Download the full report here.

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