Anatomy of a Spam Viagra Purchase

What happens if you buy something advertised via spam? This graphic shows the flow of Internet traffic and money following a purchase of Viagra from a spam email.It’s included in this fascinating new study showing that although billions of pieces of spam are out there — many peddling counterfeit pharmaceuticals, luxury goods and software — 95 percent of the payments for a representative sample of spam transactions went through just three banks: one in Azerbaijan, another in Denmark, and a third in Nevis, West Indies.
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