McColo and SPAM

Peter Serwe peter.serwe at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 14:57:12 CST 2008


Certainly, I have seen a perceptual, yet completely subjective increase.

I know major operators who have claimed to see a gigantic decrease.

Peter

On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 12:51 PM, Skywing <Skywing at valhallalegends.com> wrote:
> McColo hosted the command and control servers for spam botnets and didn't originate spam directly, at least primarily, according to my understanding.
>
> - S
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Serwe [mailto:peter.serwe at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 3:49 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: McColo and SPAM
>
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 11:34 AM,  <nanog-request at nanog.org> wrote:
>
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2008 20:14:08 +0100
>> From: Revolver Onslaught <revolver.onslaught at gmail.com>
>> Subject: McColo and SPAM
>> To: nanog <nanog at merit.edu>
>> Message-ID: <49397D80.701 at gmail.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Since McColo closed, we noticed the spam was far more intensive than before.
>>
>> However, it seems the amount of spam is similar than than before.
>>
>> Do you feel the same ?
>>
>> Many thanks,
>> RO
>
> It would seem that the sources of SPAM have merely moved since McColo
> was shut down and it's going to
> take some time for everyone's blackhole routes and RBL's to catch up.
> I have personally noticed a higher
> delivered spam content in my own email accounts.
>
> Peter
>
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