Spam used to influence U.S. Presidential Election

A large wave of unsolicited e-mails exhorting the qualities of Ron Paul as a candidate for the U.S. presidency is being captured by BitDefender spam filters.

The spam e-mails originate from many different computers, with a wide geographical distribution, making BitDefender specialists suspect that the spammer is using a “bot” network for his “run.”

The e-mails appear to have false “To:” fields – a hallmark of spam – making it highly unlikely that this is part of a legitimate campaign.

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