Profile Of A Spammer - A Look Inside Their World
In this section, we look into the Profile of a Spammer to learn What makes spammers tick? Why do they get involved in the "business" of sending spam? A closer look at the world of the spammer was needed.
Interestingly enough, research revealed that, the profile of a spammer does not differ that much from the profile of a virus creator. They share common traits and personality characteristics that, once read, won't really surprise you at all.
A Smart Spammer is typically :-
Favorite Spam Software
Amount of spam
A single spammer can, potentially, send 84,000,000 (84 million pieces of spam per day). This is an extreme case but is possible. Ronnie Scelson boasts that he can send this much junk mail every single day via 3 superfast e-mail servers.
A "good" spammer can easily earn $100,000 per year. Spammers work on a piece rate so the more spam they send the higher their income potential. On average 1,000,000 pieces of junk mail sent out will result in 100 "sales" or leads. This in turn generally means big profits for the spammer.
Ronnie Scelson is currently one of the most notorious spammers in the world. He claims to have covert agreements (sometimes referred to as pink agreements) with ISPs to allow him to send the 84,000,000 pieces of junk e-mail per day that he claims to. Typical of spammers/virus authors, he sees nothing wrong with his "business".
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