The harvester, the botmaster, and the spammer: on the relations between the different actors in the spam landscape

@inproceedings{Stringhini2014TheHT,
  title={The harvester, the botmaster, and the spammer: on the relations between the different actors in the spam landscape},
  author={Gianluca Stringhini and Oliver Hohlfeld and Christopher Kr{\"u}gel and Giovanni Vigna},
  booktitle={AsiaCCS},
  year={2014}
}
A spammer needs three elements to run a spam operation: a list of victim email addresses, content to be sent, and a botnet to send it. Each of these three elements are critical for the success of the spam operation: a good email list should be composed of valid email addresses, a good email content should be both convincing to the reader and evades anti-spam filters, and a good botnet should efficiently sent spam. Given how critical these three elements are, figures specialized on one of these… CONTINUE READING
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