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Google Sees Massive Spam Spike

Aug 13, 2008, 20:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"So what's driving the spammers then? According to Google, it's partially due to the failure of spam-detection vendors.

""Whenever we see an unusual spike it's not always the case that spammers have increased their volume arbitrarily," Raghavan argued. "It is the case that a few vendors have been ineffective at detecting the links. Once spammers figure that someone is not detecting their technique really well, they pummel the system.""

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