So most of us have read the very informative article today about Data Mining 101 that Tom Owad has written. This was the most comprehensive article I have ever read on the subject and I extremely appreciate that it was dedicated towards using a Mac since we can see exactly what software to complete the tasks.
In a similar vein to this topic, I am interested in protecting myself against this type of hacking, especially against SPAM. Obviously, all of us have been privvy to SPAM, and often by the same deviants who send us constant emails telling us about Viagra and Cialis knockoffs, etc. It's clear that there are certain lists that make their way around the hacking universe that contain your email and contact info. I'm sure these lists are also updated and added to.
The real question here is how can we locate any of these lists and either distroy them all together or at least delete our information off of them. Once doing this, it would take a while for these newley altered lists to propogate among the spammers, but I believe that it would make a difference down the road.
I'd be curious if anyone here knows a system that is underground regarding this topic.