Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Popular Spammers Strategies and Tactics

It's been a while since I last participated with an article for WindowSecurity.com, so here it goes - Popular Spammers Strategies and Tactics :

"During 2007, spammers on a worldwide basis demonstrated their adaptability to the ongoing efforts anti-spam vendors put into ensuring their customers enjoy the benefits of having a spam-free inbox. What strategies do spammers use in order to achieve this? What tactics do they use in order to obtain email addresses, verify their validity, ensure they reach the highest number of receipts as possible in the shortest time span achievable, while making sure their spam campaigns remain virtually impossible to shut down?"

The article covers strategies and tactics such as : Redirectors/doorway pages; Rapid tactical warfare; Verification/confirmation of delivery; Consolidation; Outsourcing; and Affiliation based models.