Finally - the SEC acts on HOT STOX spam

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Tester, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Tester

    Tester Guest

    Hooray - all the sh*t about how some kindling er um penny stock was
    going through the roof that I and many others forwarded to the
    enforcement at sec.gov is finally having its effect. Maybe I can have
    spammer for lunch instead of spam.

    (rumor has it that most of this spam goes through the computers of
    newbies who DID click on that attachment. It seems likely that some
    kind of exploit is involved since I have received the same stuff
    "from" Malaysia and Poland within twenty minutes.)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/09/business/09pump.html

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has taken a step toward
    combating stock spam, the unsolicited bulk e-mail message that
    promotes cheap stocks for quick profits, which usually prove illusory.

    Starting an enforcement effort it is calling Operation Spamalot, the
    S.E.C. suspended trading in 35 stocks that had been promoted in recent
    spam campaigns. The suspensions will last for 10 days. The S.E.C. said
    that further investigation could lead to arrests.

    Spam over all has swelled during the last six months, and now accounts
    for more than 90 percent of all e-mail messages, according to the
    Internet security firm Secure Computing. Stock spam has been a
    significant contributor to that growth and now accounts for 30 percent
    of all spam, the company said.
    [...]

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    Tester, Mar 9, 2007
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  2. Tester wrote:
    > Hooray - all the sh*t about how some kindling er um penny stock was
    > going through the roof that I and many others forwarded to the
    > enforcement at sec.gov is finally having its effect. Maybe I can have
    > spammer for lunch instead of spam.


    Horrible, both of them. Suggest some baby back ribs instead.


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    Blinky the Shark, Mar 9, 2007
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  3. Tester

    PeeCee Guest

    "Tester" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hooray - all the sh*t about how some kindling er um penny stock was
    > going through the roof that I and many others forwarded to the
    > enforcement at sec.gov is finally having its effect. Maybe I can have
    > spammer for lunch instead of spam.
    >
    > (rumor has it that most of this spam goes through the computers of
    > newbies who DID click on that attachment. It seems likely that some
    > kind of exploit is involved since I have received the same stuff
    > "from" Malaysia and Poland within twenty minutes.)
    >
    > http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/09/business/09pump.html
    >
    > The Securities and Exchange Commission has taken a step toward
    > combating stock spam, the unsolicited bulk e-mail message that
    > promotes cheap stocks for quick profits, which usually prove illusory.
    >
    > Starting an enforcement effort it is calling Operation Spamalot, the
    > S.E.C. suspended trading in 35 stocks that had been promoted in recent
    > spam campaigns. The suspensions will last for 10 days. The S.E.C. said
    > that further investigation could lead to arrests.
    >
    > Spam over all has swelled during the last six months, and now accounts
    > for more than 90 percent of all e-mail messages, according to the
    > Internet security firm Secure Computing. Stock spam has been a
    > significant contributor to that growth and now accounts for 30 percent
    > of all spam, the company said.
    > [...]
    >
    > --
    > Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
    >


    Like that idea

    Maybe the websites/bank accounts/phone lines of all manufacturers promoted
    in Spam should be suspended for 10 days.
    Might not be fair, but just you watch the pressure go on Spammers.
    Bet the're gone in a matter of days.

    Another random thought:
    Surtax companies proportionally to the amount of spam that promotes their
    products.

    Paul.
     
    PeeCee, Mar 10, 2007
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  4. PeeCee wrote:

    > Maybe the websites/bank accounts/phone lines of all manufacturers promoted
    > in Spam should be suspended for 10 days.


    So I get a hard on for Ford Motor Company (say I think my Ford's a
    lemon), and spam for them once every nine days and get their corporate
    bank accounts frozen for God knows how long. Yeah, that's a brilliant
    idea. And you know there are kooks out there that would do that.


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    Blinky the Shark, Mar 10, 2007
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  5. Tester

    PeeCee Guest

    "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > PeeCee wrote:
    >
    >> Maybe the websites/bank accounts/phone lines of all manufacturers
    >> promoted
    >> in Spam should be suspended for 10 days.

    >
    > So I get a hard on for Ford Motor Company (say I think my Ford's a
    > lemon), and spam for them once every nine days and get their corporate
    > bank accounts frozen for God knows how long. Yeah, that's a brilliant
    > idea. And you know there are kooks out there that would do that.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Blinky RLU 297263
    > Killing all posts from Google Groups
    > The Usenet Improvement Project: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html



    Whoa Blinky, to serious!

    Of course it wouldn't work as stated.

    Just pointing out the potential.

    P.
     
    PeeCee, Mar 10, 2007
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  6. PeeCee wrote:
    >
    > "Blinky the Shark" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> PeeCee wrote:
    >>
    >>> Maybe the websites/bank accounts/phone lines of all manufacturers
    >>> promoted
    >>> in Spam should be suspended for 10 days.

    >>
    >> So I get a hard on for Ford Motor Company (say I think my Ford's a
    >> lemon), and spam for them once every nine days and get their corporate
    >> bank accounts frozen for God knows how long. Yeah, that's a brilliant
    >> idea. And you know there are kooks out there that would do that.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Blinky RLU 297263
    >> Killing all posts from Google Groups
    >> The Usenet Improvement Project: http://blinkynet.net/comp/uip5.html

    >
    >
    > Whoa Blinky, to serious!


    To serious? Nah. I think I'll to bed in a while, instead.

    > Of course it wouldn't work as stated.
    >
    > Just pointing out the potential.


    For abuse? I did see you say it might not be fair, but then you seemed
    to say that it'd be worth it anyway.

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    Blinky the Shark, Mar 10, 2007
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