Spammer trick could send junk email soaring

“The number of junk email messages clogging inboxes could be set to soar with spammers harnessing a new technique to churn out advertising missives.

Steve Linford, head of the UK anti-spam organisation Spamhaus, says spammers are now using a clever trick to get around current spam-blocking defences. Instead of sending spam using illegitimate mail servers, he says they are now routing messages through valid servers via hijacked home computers.” (New Scientist)