Spim - New Form of Spam

Jerry E Kane Jerryekane at AOL.COM
Mon Feb 28 06:47:52 UTC 2005

Following is an excerpt from an article in the Los Angeles Times dated,
Saturday, Feb 19th :

N.Y. Man Arrested Over Instant Message Spam
by Joseph Menn
Times Staff Writer

Flooding the inbox is no longer enough.

Now spammers have gone beyond e-mail and are attacking instant-message
popular with teenagers, authorities said Friday as they announced the arrest
of a young man suspected of broadcasting 1.5 million ads for pornography and

Federal prosecutors said it was the first criminal case involving this new
form of spam - known as "spim" because it targets so-called IM services.

Jerry E Kane
Los Angeles, CA

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