Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Spamalytics: An Empirical Analysis of Spam Marketing Conversion

Source: International Computer Science Institute

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, have produced a very useful and highly empirical paper [1.9MB PDF] which provides an interesting inside view into the operation of the Storm botnet. The research involved actively hijacking a portion of the botnet and gathering data on its behaviour and the behaviour of spam recipients. This paper is receiving quite a lot of attention, including BBC news coverage.

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