Snail Mail attacks from Cyberspace

The automation of the Internet has made it remarkably easy to launch a real-life spam attack through snail-mail according to researchers at John Hopkins University an AT&T Labs. It would take some very simple code to automatically submit the victims name and address to thousands of online “requests for information.”

So far, this hasn’t been used in a widespread manner, but it could, and it would potentially cost millions. This theory was recently tested when Alan Ralsky, an outspoken email spammer, suddenly had thousands of catalogues, corporate reports and brochures mailed to him when his mailing address found its way onto an anti-spam discssion list.

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