Sunday, November 21, 2004

Honey Pot Catches Spam Harvester

There is a new system of Honey Pots going around. They are designed not only to catch spam, but identify the harvesters.

Here is the blog post on the first harvester caught:
My Honey Pot catches first spam harvester

And his original post on the topic:
Project Honey Pot declares war on spammers

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Spammer gets what he deserves

Reuters has a great story: "North Carolina Man Gets 9 Years in Jail for Spam." I don't know much of the details, but his sister also got a big fine. 9 years may seem a bit extreme, but spam is a really big problem and he sent hundreds of thousands of them. Maybe spammers will get the message.