Thursday, January 05, 2006

New Frontiers in Spam

I just got an email at work that looked like a reply from a registration confirmation, only it came from an email address. I wonder if spammer's are harvesting information from email receipts sent to typo-ed email addresses. For example
  1. Sam mistypes his email address
  2. Receipt email goes to the spammer server set up at instead of the intended
  3. Spammers now have name and other information, like address, to go with the email address (since they know things that come to are intended for
  4. . . .
  5. Profit!

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