Joe Job

by Barbara J. Feldman on December 27, 2004

A Joe Job is spam mail that deliberately and specifically uses an incorrect from address in order to put the blame on that specific person. Although it common for viruses to forge from addresses, it is usually not done with specific, malicious intent. So true Joe Jobs are pretty rare. The term originated in 1997, based on an attack against Joe Doll, owner of Joe’s Cyber Post. Learn all about it at Everything2 or Search CIO.

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Feldman, Barbara. "Joe Job." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 27 Dec. 2004. Web. 20 Sep. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/112/joe-job/ >.