Earlier today we were discussing the nature of spam crawling all over the internet. We likened it to teenage girls all over Justin Bieber, it’s inevitable. Our Creative Director, Imelda Suriato, mentioned she had just received some amazing new spam in the comments section of her blog, Red Pepper Flakes. It went something like this, “HELP! I’m currently being held prisoner by the Russian mafia xyzrxyz pe*is enlargement xyzrxyz and being forced to post spam comments on blogs and forum! If you don’t approve this they will kill me. xyzrxyz pe*is enlargement xyzrxyz They’re coming back now. xyzrxyz vimax xyzrxyz Please send help! nitip vimax” Although this is hilarious, it’s also pretty annoying.
This got us to thinking about the worst spam on the internet? After a quick search we came across this site, The Spamhous Project, whose mission it is to track the Internet’s spam operations, to provide dependable realtime anti-spam protection for Internet networks, to work with Law Enforcement Agencies to identify and pursue spammers worldwide, and to lobby governments for effective anti-spam legislation. Among the items on their site they list the top 10 worst spam support ISPs and the Top 10 spammers. As of today the Spamhaus Blocklists are protecting 1,451,086,000 users mailboxes. Interesting stuff.