The Most Common Words In Spam Email

Posted in: Spam at 18/03/2010 16:55

The most common word in spam emails, you might be surprised to learn, isn't Viagra, Vi@gra, or even V!@gr@. It's "shipping!" (The exclamation mark is the spammer's, not ours.)

MessageLabs, the email-filtering company that Symantec acquired in 2008, posted a set of word maps today measuring the frequency of terms in spam emails from a random one-week sampling of junk mail pulled from the most prolific spam-spewing botnets. The top six words, according to its numbers, are the following.
http://blogs.forbes.com/firewall/2010/03/17/the-most-common-words-in-spam-email/

Also see:

San Francisco lawyer awarded $7,000 from email spammer
A judge has awarded a San Francisco attorney $7,000 in damages in a rare trial under California's anti-spam law - $1,000 for each unsolicited, misleading commercial e-mail he received.

Daniel Balsam, who started suing spammers even before he graduated from law school in 2008, filed suit against Trancos Inc., a Redwood City advertising company, over a series of ads that showed up in his personal e-mail in-box in 2007.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/16/BANA1CGPFF.DTL

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