A Weblog About Topics and Issues Discussed in the Book Spam Kings by Brian McWilliams

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February 9, 2005

Infamous spammers know where money is

Syndicated tech columnist Mitch Stone just published a nice review of Spam Kings in the Ventura County Star (registration required). Stone writes:

The interplay between the spammer and anti-spammer subcultures documented by McWilliams often reads like a John LeCarre novel. He documents a fascinating contest replete with spies, counterspies, threats, theft, turncoats and personal betrayals. Inevitably, some of these conflicts break out into bitter lawsuits, instigated mainly by vindictive and ethically challenged spammers.

The review also compares spammers to bank-robber Willie Sutton: "They know where the money is too -- it's in our pockets, credit cards and bank accounts. And without question they know how to get their grubby mitts on the loot, and it doesn't involve hauling around a tommy gun."

Posted by brian at February 9, 2005 12:20 PM


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