Monday, November 10, 2008

How profitable is SPAM?

Ever Wondered about the hidden economy of SPAM? check this out...
Researchers from University of California conducted several researches into the in-famous Storm botnet, to measure the effectiveness, and response rate of Storm SPAM campaign, according to the study, only 0.000001% of the spam messages sent, have a response back from people. That is a fairly low number, it means that out of 12.5 million SPAM email, they got 1 response. So, would you consider this profitable...... YES, it is still profitable, specially if the cost of sending these SPAM emails is null, and the money they are getting from selling things like V i a g r a is not bad.

Here are some calculations, utilizing the storm network, the operator can get a revenue of 2 million US$ per year. not bad at all....

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