Spam and economics

September 21st, 2007 by

Ok, this one is completely for Thede, but if you’re interested in looking at finding spammers and other ne’er do wells using an economic angle. This a fascinating look into the minds of malware producers.

From the abstract:

“Computer security has recently imported a lot of ideas from economics, psychology and sociology, leading to fresh insights and new tools. I will describe one thread of research that draws together techniques from fields as diverse as signals intelligence and sociology to search for artificial communities. “

[via Akismet]