China is exporting a new kind of dangerous item: Spam. It’s not enough that they’re polluting our air, they’re also polluting our computers.
So far in 2009, nearly three-quarters of the websites advertised in computer spam have been traced to China. Researcher Gary Warner says, “China has become a safe haven for website operators that use spam to promote their products because of the willingness of some Chinese web-hosting companies to ignore spam complaints about those sites, which are hosted on their servers for a fee. The hosting companies don’t create the spam, but rather declare themselves bullet-proof hosting sites, meaning that regardless of the illegal activities being reported, they will not terminate their customer
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