The use of an electronic messaging system to send unsolicited bulk message is known as spam. This includes most broadcast media and digital delivery systems‘-mail spam is the most widely recognized form of spam. There are other forms of media that are abused as well. This may include instant messaging spam, web search engine spam, and several others.
It is cost effective for the advertiser to use spamming methods because there are no operating costs to do this other then managing their mailing lists. It is hard to hold the sender of spam accountable for these mass mailings. This is why there are so many spammers and the amount of their unsolicited mail is very high. The public and internet service providers are the ones that pick up the costs of spam. The costs for lost productivity and fraud. The extra capacity also has to be added in to cope with the overwhelming amount. In many jurisdictions spamming has been the subject.
Spam can also be used for criminal activity. A criminal will use spam to distribute viruses over the world wide web. It can also be used to spread malware or use other ways to access someone’s computer. The goal of this could be to steal a person’s identity or worse. The United States authorities arrested Robert Alan Soloway in May of 2007. He was charged on 35 counts of criminal activity. His charges included fraud by mail, email, wire. He was also charged with counts of identity theft and laundering of money. During the year 2003, prosecutors believed that Soloway used millions of computers that were connected to the computer and had been already hacked to distribute his spam. This was one of the first instances in history that the United States prosecutors had to make an arrest of someone for taking over someone’s domain name using identity theft laws.