According to the statistics by M86 Security Labs, Canadian Pharmacy – the long-standing champion of spammed affiliate brands – made way for the new reigning king: Canadian RX Drugs.
Following the two pharma leaders is the usual assortment of Rolex watches, designer handbags, slimming pills and gambling-related spam.
The various botnets that are responsible for sending out around 90 percent of all global spam usually promote a whole range of brands. Yes, there are those who are dedicated to promoting just one or two, but they are often the “smaller” ones.
Here is a peak into which botnets are responsible for sending out spam for the top six affiliate brands: