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2 Jun 2005

Nigeria overwhelmed with spam

A new OECD report into the spam problem notes that developing nations lack the resources to cope with spam. Whereas the costs of spam filters, wasted bandwith and wasted disk space are not a significant issue for organizations in the developed world, places like Nigeria are being overwhelmed. [Given the volume of 419 scams still originating in that part of the world, some might call this peotic justice ... but spam is an indiscriminate problem and does not just affect the fraudsters].
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