Spam: Will it Ever Stop?
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that they have stopped the operations of one of the largest spam rings in the world.
According to the FTC, the group would have been responsible for a third of all spam emails sent in the last 3 years. The group known as the HerbalKing gang were sending billions of emails selling fake prescription drugs and “natural” supplements to people around the globe.
From AP: “These sites are really professionally constructed,” Steve Baker, the FTC’s Midwest Region director, told the Associated Press. “Some years ago you used to be able to tell the bogus things because they looked cheesy and had misspellings. I don’t think that’s true anymore.”