“What is scambaiting? Well, put simply, you enter into a dialogue with scammers, simply to waste their precious time and resources. Whilst you are doing this, you will be helping to keep the scammers away from real potential victims and screwing around with the minds of deserving thieves…”

Make Love Not Spam


In 2004 Lycos Europe launched a campaign against spam. Strange enough, the adopted tecnique is similar to a netstrike. The company offered a free screensaver that launches a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against spammer’s machines. Due to legal problems Make Love Not Spam lasted less than a month…

Do you wunt a biger pen1s?


The wonders of e-mail. And the risks of spam becoming reality…



VISP is a creative process that visualize computer viruses and spam as part of an artistic project. Similar to a biological virus the art project will mutate during the process. The project includes two installations (IVI and GROW) and three online interfaces (the IMAP Gallery, Nano and Mailbox). Visp is a project by Machfeld, Alessandro Capozzo, Hubert Hausegger and Markus Reisenhofer.