31 July, 2009
A recent report from Messagelabs shows that spammers are now utilizing automated translation services to translate their messages into other languages, allowing for them to target more countries with the same content with little extra effort on their part.
Free, online translation services have become a favorite of 419-type advance-fee fraudsters. Only recently though, have general spam senders also adopted these tactics as their own. Some countries who have enjoyed better email security before now are seeing a dramatic rise in the level of spam due to the translation of messages into their native tongue.