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2008-10-21 11:35:00

By Jon Swartz SAN FRANCISCO -- E-mail users worldwide are being buried in a blizzard of bounced messages caused by spammers. Dubbed "backscatter spam," this latest fad is clogging e-mail accounts and slowing victims' inboxes to a crawl. Up to 3% of all e-mail today is backscatter, says Dmitry Samosseiko, manager of SophosLabs Canada. "It is a major problem, and it is getting worse," he says. How it works: Spammers collect real e-mail addresses, often through computer viruses that steal...

2008-08-11 12:00:27

Webroot, a provider of security software, has released its Webroot E-mail Security SaaS, which is claimed to offer protection against the threat of e-mail backscatter. According to the company, a side effect of spam, viruses and worms, backscatter occurs when a spammer spoofs a legitimate e-mail address to send an unsolicited message to large distribution lists, causing the e-mail server to flood an unsuspecting e-mail address of owner's mailbox with large number of failed delivery messages...


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