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Email spam, also known as junk email or unsolicited bulk email, is a subset of electronic spam involving nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by email. Clicking on links in spam email may send users to phishing web sites or sites that are hosting malware. Spam email may also include malware as scripts or other executable file attachments. Definitions of spam usually include the aspects that email is unsolicited and sent in bulk. One subset of UBE is UCE. The opposite of „spam“, email which one wants, is called „ham“, usually when referring to a message’s automated analysis. Like other forms of unwanted bulk messaging, it is named for Spam luncheon meat by way of a Monty Python sketch in which Spam is depicted as ubiquitous and unavoidable.
Email spam has steadily grown since the early 1990s. Botnets, networks of virus-infected computers, are used to send about 80% of spam. Since the expense of the spam is borne mostly by the recipient, it is effectively postage due advertising.
The legal status of spam varies from one jurisdiction to another. In the United States, spam was declared to be legal by the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 provided the message adheres to certain specifications. ISPs have attempted to recover the cost of spam through lawsuits against spammers, although they have been mostly unsuccessful in collecting damages despite winning in court.

Nur wenige Internetnutzer finden Informationsflut belastend

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Berlin - Nur 14 Prozent der Internetnutzer in Deutschland empfinden die durch das Internet ausgelöste Informationsflut als belastend. Das hat eine repräsentative Umfrage im Auftrag des Hightech-Verbands Bitkom ergeben. Danach leiden jüngere Nutzer im Alter von 14 bis 29 Jahren mit einem Anteil von 19 Prozent am stärksten unter der …

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Bundesamt für Sicherheit warnt vor neuer Schadsoftware

Bonn - Das Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) hat auf eine neue und besonders dreiste Variante von Schadsoftware hingewiesen. Wie die Polizei sagte, versuchen damit Kriminelle Geld von PC-Besitzern zu erpressen. Bei den Attacken werden die PCs von Betroffenen so verschlüsselt, dass eine vollständige Wiederherstellung aller Daten oft …

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