Wanted: E-Mail Addresses

Spammers always need fresh lists of e-mail addresses, says
Steve Santorelli of Team Cymru. Supplying them is a lucrative underground
business in its own right. The easy availability of such lists and the
commodity prices they fetch is a sign of how well developed the underground
economy really is. In this strip, a spammer negotiates for a list of one
million e-mail addresses. The final price: 100 addresses for a little more than
a penny.

Spammers always need fresh lists of e-mail addresses, says
Steve Santorelli of Team Cymru. Supplying them is a lucrative underground
business in its own right. The easy availability of such lists and the
commodity prices they fetch is a sign of how well developed the underground
economy really is. In this strip, a spammer negotiates for a list of one
million e-mail addresses. The final price: 100 addresses for a little more than
a penny.

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