Investigation of Triangular Spamming: A Stealthy and Efficient Spamming Technique
Spam is increasingly accepted as a problem associated with compromised hosts or email accounts. This problem not only makes the tracking of spam sources difficult but also enables a massive amount of illegitimate or unwanted emails to be disseminated quickly. Various attempts have been made to analyze, backtrack, detect, and prevent spam using both network as well as content characteristics. However, relatively less attention has been given to understanding how spammers actually carry out their spamming activities from a network angle. Spammers' network behavior has significant impact on spammers' common goal, sending spam in a stealthy and efficient manner.