A new study details how spammers â€“ the bane of our email inboxes â€“ still make pots of money, despite only receiving a response to one in every 12,500,000 emails they spam out.
Yet even with this apparently abysmal response rate of less than 0.00001 per cent, the researchers still estimate that the controllers of a network the size of Storm are still bringing in about $7,000 (Â£4,430) a day or $3.5m (Â£2.21m) over a year.
One gullible idiot in 12,500,000 recipients.
Any time someone tells you that tolerating stupidity is the right thing to do, ask yourself: what happens when I’m not watching — what do the idiots and stupid organizations do?
Answer: replicate themselves, and make more stupidity.