I came across this post on Google's blog about how the SEC has decided to suspend trading of stocks that are frequent targets of spam scams. What a brilliant idea! As Google's blog puts it, by taking this action the SEC is "hitting spammers where it hurts". With an estimated 100 million of these emails sent a week, it may just make a small dent in this issue.
Almost equally brilliant is the project code name: "Operation Spamalot". Don't get it? Click here.
You can read the full SEC press release here.