A support group for spammers

Tuesday, 2 September 2003, 1:07 PM EST

Reviled by Internet users, scorned by Internet service providers, and hounded by antispam activists -- spammers are apparently seeking comfort in numbers.

Since the beginning of the year, over 150 junk e-mailers have joined The Bulk Club, an online service that offers tips, tools and a community for spammers, according to a membership list accidentally left exposed at the club's website.

A security flaw at the Bulk Club's website enabled unauthorized visitors to view the roster, which included some of the biggest names in bulk e-mailing, as well as numerous small-time operators. The glitch also enabled unauthorized users to post material in the site's news section earlier this week.

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