The phrase Joe Job was coined by an attack at Joes.com in January of 1997. A spammer using the free services of Joes.com had been barred from use and sought revenge against those responsible. The spammer's revenge was felt across the Web via a flood of spoofed e-mails sent out in the name of Joes.com in attempt to enrage recipients into taking action against the company's Web site, which, indeed they did. [Source: SitePoint]
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