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Study shows how spammers cash in
the vast majority of these were for the fake pharmacy campaign .
slim pickings the spam study was carried out in early 2008 by computer scientists from university of california, berkeley and uc, san diego (ucsd) .
for their month-looking study the seven-strong team of computer scientists infiltrated the storm network that uses hijacked home computers as relays for junk e-mail .
it al stor suggests that spammers may be susceptible to attacks that make it more costly to send junk e-mail .
taken together, these conversions would have resulted in revenues of $2,731 a bit over $100 a day for the measurement period, said the researchers .
while running their spam campaigns the researchers sent about 469 micallion junk e-mail messages .
spammers are turning a profit despiteam only getting one response for every 12.5m e-mails the way send, finds a study .