Study shows stock spam boosts prices

Friday, 7 April 2006, 1:02 PM EST

Spammers that target a particular company's stock can generally reap a small profit, according to an analysis by two academic researchers presented on Thursday at the CanSecWest Security Conference. The study analyzed almost 22,000 messages--about 3 percent of the total spam received by a group of specially created accounts between November 2004 and February 2006--targeting 391 different stocks.

At SecurityFocus.

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