A new study details how spammers – the bane of our email inboxes – still make pots of money, despite only receiving a response to one in every 12,500,000 emails they spam out.
The study, by a team of seven computer scientists from University of California, Berkeley and UC, San Diego (UCSD) infiltrated the Storm network, which uses hijacked home PCs to relay much of the junk email you spend your days wading through while wondering ‘who the hell responds to this stuff?’
Well. Now you know. One gullible idiot in 12,500,000 recipients. Or thereabouts.Read The Rest From Tech Radar.
Never open your spam messages now. If 560 people do not open their spam messages on Earth (With The Population of 7 billion, optimistic), spam will die. This is not irony, this is calculation. But is this a study? Those funny results doesn’t seem to be.