FTC shuts down large spam operation

By Justin Mann on
Have you noticed less spam in your inbox this morning? Probably not, but it just may be that the FTC has dealt a blow to the spam industry that will result in a considerable drop in how much junk email traverses the Internet. A recent announcement has confirmed that the FTC uncovered and has shut down one of the largest spam rings in the world. This one in particular churned out emails we're all too familiar with, trying to peddle prescription drugs.

How they managed to find the people behind the spam ring isn't mentioned, though they plan to reveal more information later. There's also no specifics about just how much spam this particular operation was responsible for, which is important given that upwards of 95% of email is spam. Unfortunately, so long as people continued to be suckered in by spam, it's unlikely to go away. For every spam operation taken down, it seems another five pop up.

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