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Ipod creates spam craze

Email systems overloaded
Thu Jan 27 2005, 07:55
EMAIL SYSTEMS throughout the world are being stuffed with spam claiming to sell the super soaraway iPod.

According to email security outfit Clearswift, it has been cleaning out shedloads of spam from shysters trying to peddle the music box.

According to the company, spammers were keen to get in on the action with one of the most sought-after Christmas gifts.

The spammers were assisted by Apple's poor supply chain which meant that it could not get enough iPods to the shops.

When news of this leaked out, there were floods of spam claiming to sell limited edition or heavily discounted iPods.

With the iMac Mini and iPod shuffle having launched this month, email users should prepare themselves for an onslaught of "lifestyle" junk mail, spearheaded by an influx of Mac-inspired spam, Clearswift warned. µ

 

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