News: Beware The Spugged
A few folk have written in to my column asking how they can fight back at spammers. Here’s one tale that offers hope. Wired reports the saga of graphic artist Andy Markley who found himself the victim of a major spammer who sent thousands of spam messages carefully crafted to appear as if they had originated from Markley’s domain. His ISPs didn’t help, so he took matters into his own hands, tracking down the spammer and getting him booted off his ISP.
Read it, and learn that a) your own ISP is usually not your friend and b) think twice before you send angry emails off to people who send you spam. They may have been mugged by a spammer. (Or what I shall call ‘spugged’. Wonder if it catches on?)