Revealing Social Networks Of Spammers
The magnitude of the spam problem has not gone unnoticed by the US government. In 2003, the United States government drafted the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act to address the issue. CAN-SPAM provided guidelines on unsolicited email practices and specified how unsolicited email could be sent legally. Unfortunately, compliance has been extremely low; therefore, the act has had virtually no effect on lowering the volume of spam. One type of spam that represents a significant threat to individuals and companies alike is phishing spam. Phishing is an attempt to fraudulently acquire sensitive information by appearing to represent a trustworthy entity.