Major university servers being used to facilitate spam

Thursday, 4 January 2007, 1:15 AM EST

What do Purdue University, Cornell U, Iowas State U, Texas Tech U, Kansas State U have in common? Hint, it has nothing to do with education or sports. They're all advertising and don't know it.

Until recently spammers were content to use automated bot programs to surf the Internet looking for email addresses to spam. There have been always been individual spammers cluttering up message boards, listservs, and chat rooms. But now spammers have started paying low wage off-shore labor to surf the web and post their clutter where ever they can.

At NIST.

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