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#430: Black Market Pharmacies And The Spam Empire Behind Them

January 15th, 2013

Episode 552 of 964 episodes

Chances are you've received an email with a subject line like this: "The hottest method to please your beloved one." Or this: "Want to get good health for low prices?" Or emails offering "low cost med pills!"You've probably wondered — who is sending these emails? Does anyone actually click on these links? What happens when they do?On today's show — we go deep inside the world of spam to answer these questions with the help of cyber-security reporterBrian Krebsand researcherStefan Savage.

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