Show Me the Money: Characterizing Spam-advertised Revenue

@inproceedings{Kanich2011ShowMT,
  title={Show Me the Money: Characterizing Spam-advertised Revenue},
  author={Chris Kanich and Nicholas Weaver and Damon McCoy and Tristan Halvorson and Christian Kreibich and Kirill Levchenko and Vern Paxson and Geoffrey M. Voelker and Stefan Savage},
  booktitle={USENIX Security Symposium},
  year={2011}
}
Modern spam is ultimately driven by product sales: goods purchased by customers online. However, while this model is easy to state in the abstract, our understanding of the concrete business environment—how many orders, of what kind, from which customers, for how much—is poor at best. This situation is unsurprising since such sellers typically operate under questionable legal footing, with “ground truth” data rarely available to the public. However, absent quantifiable empirical data… CONTINUE READING
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