[funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline (fwd)

Brian Keefer 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.
>>
>> [snip]
>>
>> 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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