Spammer in the Slammer: Jeremy Jaynes Sentenced to Nine Years

Written by Paul Judge, CTO, CipherTrust, Inc.

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When Jaynesí operation was raided, investigators found thatrepparttar house from which he ran his operation was wired with 16 T-1 lines (a large office building can get by on a single T-1 line for all its users). Investigators also entered into evidence to-do lists handwritten by Jaynes. Take a look at Jeremy Jayne's meticulously detailed lists at:

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Good Work if You Can Get (Away With) It The economics of spamming makes Jaynesí decision to build a career of it understandable, though not noble. Spammers work onrepparttar 139676 law of averages, which would seem like an odd strategy considering thatrepparttar 139677 average response rate for a spam message is just one-tenth of one percent. However, once you dorepparttar 139678 math even this miniscule response rate can make one very wealthy very quickly. If a spammer sends one million messages pushing a product width a $40 profit, a response rate of 0.1 percent works out to 1000 customers, or $40,000 per million messages sent. Since each message costs only fractions of a penny to send, and Jaynes was sending literally billions of messages a year, itís easy to see how he pulled in $400,000 to $750,000 a month, while spending perhaps $50,000 on bandwidth and other overhead.

The fact that spamming can be such a profitable undertaking means thatrepparttar 139679 profession is not likely to go anywhere inrepparttar 139680 near future. Spammers have financial motivation to come up with innovative ways to avoid detection, and they have begun to join forces. Whilerepparttar 139681 landmark decision handed down inrepparttar 139682 Jaynes trial may serve as a deterrent to some would-be spammers, it is unlikely thatrepparttar 139683 threat of prosecution will keep future spammers from refining their trade. For now andrepparttar 139684 foreseeable future,repparttar 139685 answer still lies in technology, not law enforcement.

Dr. Paul Judge is Chief Technology Officer at CipherTrust, the industry's largest provider of enterprise email security. The companyís flagship product, IronMail provides a best of breed enterprise anti spam solution designed to stop spam, phishing attacks and other email-based threats. Learn more by visiting today.

MicroWorld releases new version of MailScan Ver. 4.5 - the antivirus and content security software for mail servers.

Written by MicroWorld Technologies Inc.

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MailScan 4.5 isrepparttar next step inrepparttar 139191 continuing process to provide added security to mail servers against virus attacks, SPAM and other forms of security threats to networks via e-mail.

Mr Govind Rammurthy, CEO, MicroWorld Technologies, Inc. says "MicroWorld's MailScan 4.5 with its new features, is a step forward in strengthening our products to ensure that corporate gateways are well-protected from ever increasing and smart Internet intruders. Continuous development has made MailScan one ofrepparttar 139192 most popular mail gateway security products available inrepparttar 139193 markets today."

MicroWorld Technologies is one of the leading solution providers for Information Technology, Content Security and Communications Software.

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