Spam spreads faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts

“Spammers often use hacked accounts to spread spam.”

Spam spreads faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows. Traditionally, spam contains ads for fake and counterfeit products but now it also contains disruptive rumors and political information.

Hacked accounts were more aggressive in sending spam generated automatically by malware than individually propagated spam….

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