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Spammers launch sneak attack

Unwanted commercial e-mail is now arriving in inboxes via the unwelcome virus. Also: The fight against spam isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

Spammers may be behind the latest outbreaks of computer viruses, according to a security company. Also: The fight against spam isn't all that it's cracked up to be.


An e-mail security company says junk e-mailers are using viruses to turn home computers into spam generators.
June 27, 2003


The latest variant of the Sobig virus continues to spread, underscoring how mass-mailing computer viruses can still be a nuisance.
June 26, 2003


The software giant recently launched an antispam campaign, but critics say the company should be more introspective if it is serious about reducing the scourge of unwanted e-mail.
June 26, 2003


In a letter to customers, Microsoft's chairman highlights the company's campaign against unsolicited e-mail.
June 24, 2003