[funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline (fwd)
chort at smtps.net
Wed Nov 12 12:20:41 CST 2008
On Nov 11, 2008, at 7:52 PM, mike wrote:
> Since 11/5, my spam load has dropped from about 400,000 attempts
> per day to less than 40,000 ! And most of this I had noted was
> comming from what looked like compromised web hosts - eg: same host/
> domain name representing 10 or 20 addresses in any given range). I
> am shocked at the sudden and dramatic downtick but also equally
> delighted! Way to go!
> Gadi Evron wrote:
>> Via Security Fix.
>> A U.S. based Web hosting firm that security experts say was
>> responsible for
>> facilitating more than 75 percent of the junk e-mail blasted out
>> each day
>> globally has been knocked offline following reports from Security
>> Fix on
>> evidence gathered about criminal activity emanating from the network.
We noticed a very sudden 50% reduction yesterday. Now to see how
long it lasts...
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