Spam Hunter

Barret, Victoria Murphy
September 2007
Forbes Asia;9/17/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 15, p130
The article profiles Patrick Peterson, technology head at IronPort, which makes hardware and software that can block spam and virus-carrying e-mail before it hits corporate networks. On a typical day IronPort's hardware, deployed at companies around the world, catches 5 billion spam e-mails, or 16% of all spam on the Internet. In the course of his spam hunt Peterson broke several laws, engaged the help of shadowy hackers, hid months of activity from his wife and boss, neglected work and ended up losing half his annual bonus.


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