Tears to my eyes

Yes, this should have brought tears into your eyes too Spam Volumes Drop by Two-Thirds After Firm Goes Offline, but luckily I cried too soon, I have seen spam amounts on the increase in the past 2 weeks. And unlike previous spam that my bogofilter and spamassassin were able to handle, this new spam is something that it can’t – or at least can’t yet.

I wonder what happened to make spam more ‘intelligent’, one thought that comes to my mind is that since now the massive botnet that was used to send spam is owned by someone else, the spam now looks different – something else generates it, while the same network sends it out.

I hope the catch the guy whose keeping this network alive, and take it down once more, we deserve the relief from spam for a few days at least :)

On a side note, I have seen an increase on foreign spam, natively written Russian, Chinese , and Japanese spam – this is even more silly than regular English written spam, as I can’t even start to wonder what they are trying to sell me :)