The finest Venezuelan spam, direct to you

Actually, it’s not spam, but now you can see where lots of spam is coming from. Hurrah for the spam map!

http://mailinator.com/mailinator/map.html

By utilising the power of clever doohickies, this company has combined the IP address data from spam-generating machines with Google maps to create a map of where the most spam in the world is coming from. How cool is that?

Okay… Maybe I’m just easily impressed, but still, I think it’s pretty clever.

It’s worth remembering that these are most likely zombie PCs infected with junk that makes them send out spam without the owner knowing anything about it. On which subject, I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating, make sure that your PC is scanned regularly for hidden junk:

Download Ad-Aware

Download ‘Spybot Search & Destroy’

Run them once a week (or more) to keep your computer happy and non-zombified.

So what’s big in Venezuelan spam right now? “looking for that special bedroom buddy” has been sent out 1,600 times from IP address 200.11.242.161 , and remember, with the spam lottery, it could be you next!

Speaking of which, I’ve not heard from Digital Shakespeare for a while. Oh no, maybe it’s been deleted!

One thought on “The finest Venezuelan spam, direct to you”

  1. “On which subject, I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating, make sure that your PC is scanned regularly for hidden junk:”

    Or just buy a Mac instead so you don’t get targeted by viruses :)

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