McColo and SPAM

Neil kngspook at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 07:33:07 CST 2008


What's very interesting to me is the very rhythmic peaks-and-valleys  
you show...  Seems to go up every day, down during the night;  
gradually rising mon-wed, slight drops thurs-fri, and then big drop  
sat, lower drop sun, and then jumps back on monday.

On 6 Dec 2008, at 02:10, Paul Kelly :: Blacknight wrote:

> We saw a dramatic decrease. Attached is our dnsbl mirror in .ie, it  
> mirrors spamhaus amoungst other things.
>
> The numbers are in 1000s of 1000s per 5 minute window. (so 2500k =  
> 2.5m)
>
> You can see a dramatic decrease that corresponds with them going  
> offline and then the spam level gradually coming back, but it's  
> certainly not back full tilt yet.
>
> Paul
>
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> ________________________________________
> From: Frank Bulk [frnkblk at iname.com]
> Sent: 06 December 2008 03:33
> To: 'Peter Serwe'; Skywing
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: RE: McColo and SPAM
>
> We experienced exactly no decrease with the McColo shut down a few  
> weeks
> back, even though we receive 2M+ messages per day.  It's interesting  
> that
> each service provider's spam populations are as different as they  
> are.  Some
> experienced gigantic decreases, others didn't.  And it's not like we  
> have
> just one domain.
>
> I know MessageLabs examines spam rates per industry type.
>
> Frank
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Serwe [mailto:peter.serwe at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 2:57 PM
> To: Skywing
> Cc: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Re: McColo and SPAM
>
> 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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>>
>>
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