This morning, I got a spam email with this subject line:
We are too lazy to change subjects every day, please buy our viagra
Wow, has it really come to this? Is there anyone left on this planet who wants to buy Viagra that doesn’t know how to get it, that spam like this has a non-zero conversion rate?!
I think spammers are now just sending spam to prove they can do it these days. They’re probably distributing URLs that link to sites that serve malware that exploit browser vulnerabilities simply to grow their botnets, under the guise of Viagra spam.
I’m waiting for the day when these botnet owners start distributing code to do large-scale grid crypto cracking. Imagine what kind of crypto you can brute-force in near-realtime with a grid of a few hundred thousand modern computers? That’s a supercomputer that no single organization could probably afford to purchase and manage.