The paper Origin of the Specious: the Evolution of Misinformation has been quite a long time coming. It was originally intended for Elsevier, for an Information Security Technical Report, but I withdrew it when the project seemed to have stalled for an inordinately long time. Late last year, I found it lurking on my to-do list, did some updating, and the final version is now available on the ESET Threat Center white paper page (as previously flagged here).
Hat tip to Stephen Cobb for nursing it through the publication process.
David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Mac Virus/Anti-Malware Testing/Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow