Anatomy of a Spam Viagra Purchase
Posted in: Spam at 23/05/2011 16:25
What happens if you buy something advertised via spam? This graphic shows the flow of Internet traffic and money following a purchase of Viagra from a spam email.
It's included in this fascinating new study showing that although billions of pieces of spam are out there -- many peddling counterfeit pharmaceuticals, luxury goods and software -- 95 percent of the payments for a representative sample of spam transactions went through just three banks: one in Azerbaijan, another in Denmark, and a third in Nevis, West Indies.