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  • Abuse.com - Resource guides and bulletins for combating Internet-related abuse
  • Adventures of an Open Proxy Server - Security whitepaper discussing proxy honeypots and observations on the types of abuse that are aided and enabled by insecure proxy servers.
  • Composing abuse reports - Advice on what to include in an abuse report to an ISP, what to omit, and where to send it.
  • Cyber Law Enforcement - A network of law enforcement officers who specialize in cybercrime investigation and training. Cover child pornography, cyberstalking, cyberscams and fraud online.
  • Cyberbullying - Site promotes awareness of bullying using technologies such as SMS, email and the internet, the damage it does, and ways to protect yourself from it.
  • eWEEK.com's Special Report on Cyber-Crime - Articles on cyber-crime, scams and security breaches.
  • Net Abuse FAQ Index - A collection of Frequently Asked Questions related to net abuse, including spamming and e-mail scams.
  • Network Abuse Clearinghouse - A database of addresses for reporting Internet abuse.
  • NewsFactor: Fighting Internet Abuse: Things You Can Do - Brief introduction to basic techniques for tracing, reporting, and protecting against internet abuse.
  • Pirated Sites - A portal for sites pilfered, plundered and otherwise not original. Working to stop the theft of design and code.
  • ScamBusters - Monthly e-zine about recognizing, preventing and fighting all types of fraud, misinformation and abuse perpetuated with the help of the internet.
  • Webguardian - A nonprofit Internet watchdog, providing protection and advice for consumers and reducing Internet crime and fraud.
  • http://www.cyberbullying.ca/ - Information about and resources to stop harassment by computer.
Sites dealing with Spam:

  • Fight Spam on the Internet *Cool Site* - Includes information regarding laws, filtering, spam prevention, and responsible marketing, as well as information and advice about how to complain about spam. Laws, anti-spam information, and links to other resources.
  • Anti Spam Blog - Spam blocking and prevention news and reviews.
  • Anti-Spamming Act - List of contact information of spammers
  • Anti-UBE/UCE Page - Tips and resource links to help fight spam.
  • The Campaign to Stop Junk Email - Strategies and tactics to deal with and prevent junk e-mail.
  • Damn Spam! - Website administrator shares information about spam he encounters on his various websites (meaning, it's not email spam). This site also discusses ways to track down spammers and how to complain to their hosting services and ISPs in the hope that they'll cancel their accounts. Lastly, the site also keeps track of notorious spammers and notorious hosters.
  • Dave's Anti-Spam Page - Includes spam statistics, links to tools, and other anti-spam sites.
  • Death to Spam - Techniques to deal with unwanted e-mail
  • Direct Marketing Association E-Mail Preference Service - Allows consumers to indicate that they wish to reduce the amount of unsolicited commercial e-mail, or spam, that they receive.
  • Dotcomeon.com - An argument against using MAPS, encouraging ISPs to individually control spam instead of relying on central services.
  • Dougal's War Against Spam - Links, tools, and philosophy about fighting spam.
  • Elsop's Anti-Spam Page - Links to anti-spam sites and legislation.
  • The Email Abuse FAQ - Information on spam, including how and to whom to respond.
  • Get that spammer! - A tool for tracking down junk e-mailers, junk news posters and their internet service providers.
  • How To Fight Spam - A collection of links and tools to assist in the fight against spam.
  • Junk E-mail and Spam - Information on deciphering spam, complaining about it, and filtering e-mail.
  • Junkbusters Junk Email Headlines - Information about preventing and tracking spam and overview of spam laws.
  • Lambic House Anti Spam pages - Some advice on dealing with unwanted spam, some spam haiku, and the spammy quotes archive
  • Limiting Unsolicited Bulk Email - Anti-spam resources include papers examining the problem of bulk e-mail and links to other organizations.
  • NANAE FAQ: Advice For Newsgroup Posting - Advice to visitors to Usenet News Group news.admin.net-abuse.email to ensure a good and helpful experience.
  • Paul Graham : A Plan For Spam - Article outlining Paul Graham's proposal, and spam FAQs.
  • Report a Spam Result - Form that can be to report spam in the search results to Google.
  • The Rules of Spam - A cynical set of rules generated from a discussion in the newsgroup NANAE, news.admin.net-abuse.email.
  • ScamBuster's Stop Spam - Editors of Internet ScamBusters present tips and resources to reduce spam.
  • Spam Conference - Held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A. News, abstracts and webcasts of talks, and schedule.
  • Spam Fighting Tips, Tricks and Secrets - Dealing with unsolicited email messages.
  • Spam Huntress - Privite citizen turned spammer hunter/killer writes about all topics related to the spamming industry. Also has a wiki for additional information not kept in the weblog.
  • Spam Is Bad - Wisconsin online community against spam, featuring local and national legislation updates, spam news and forums.
  • Spam Laws - US and European - United States, European Union, and other countries' laws and pending legislation regarding unsolicited commercial email.
  • Spam, Scams and Relevant Resources - Links to resources on preventing and tracking spam.
  • The Spam Tools Mailing List - List for developers of tools to prevent spam.
  • Spam (Unsolicited Bulk Email), Antispam, and Related Matters - Data on and analysis of spamfighting-related matters.
  • Spamfo - Organized collection of news, reviews and links about unsolicited bulk email (spam).
  • Spam-l - Spam-related mailing list. Includes subscription information, and FAQ.
  • Stop Messenger Spam - Software to stop messenger spam and Windows pop-up spam. Tutorials on how to manually disable messenger spam are also available.
  • The Story of "Nadine" -- A Tale of Mailing Lists - Account of what happened after an Internet user accidentally gave a wrong email address when she visited a web page and signed up for a sweepstakes.
  • SUEaSpammer.com - A consumer news and information web site chronicling one Oklahoma ISP’s fight over illegal spam
  • That Pesky and Obnoxious Spam - Witches against spam. Article about spam laws.
  • What is Spam? - Short FAQ explaining email and usenet spam. Offers suggestions on how to reduce the amount of spam received.
  • A Whole Lotta Nothing: Blogspot is hurting America - Describes how Blogspot has become a key feature of automated spamming tools.
  • Wikipedia - Spamming - Provides a general overview of the spamming phenomenon. Links to articles which discuss the techniques of spammers on particular media: Internet e-mail, instant messaging, Usenet newsgroups, Web search engines, weblogs, and mobile phone messaging. Another article describes ways of stopping e-mail abuse.
  • Yahoo Anti-spam Club - A Yahoo Club for the anti-spam community. Publicly-viewable group discussion, news and links.
  • SSRN-Spam Works: Evidence from Stock Touts and Corresponding Market Activity - Article by Laura Frieder and Jonathan Zittrain assessing the impact of stock-tout spam upon trading activity and how profitable such spamming might be.
  • My Encounter With Search Spam On Blogger - Blogger makes it easy to create spam that clogs search results but does not make it easy to report the spam or even to be sure that Blogger cares that accounts are used that way.
  • Bankrate: 9 Most Popular Email Hoaxes - Amy C. Fleitas describes untrue spam stories arriving in inboxes daily.
  • Spam at Weblogs Inc. - News and commentary on spam and anti-spam tools and technologies. [RSS]
  • Topix: Spam - News about spam, collected from various sources on the web. [RSS]



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