McAfee warns of spammers race

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By  Published  September 22, 2006

Spammers are stepping up the pace of their attacks by using 72% more URL domain names per hour than a month ago, according to a report by McAfee. The security vendor warned that those behind spam e-mails were playing a “cat and mouse game” by changing their URLs faster than anti-spam companies were able to react.

Spam messages usually contain URLs that link to websites where users can purchase items. Spammers use multiple URLs in their campaigns to foil anti-spam defences, however they have recently stepped up their activity, using many more URLs than usual and cycling through them faster as well, according to McAfee.

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