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

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Tue Nov 11 20:37:05 CST 2008


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Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 18:22:42 -0800
From: Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster at gmail.com>
To: funsec at linuxbox.org
Subject: [funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline

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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.

For the past four months, Security Fix has been gathering data from the
security industry about McColo Corp., a San Jose, Calif., based Web hosting
service whose client list experts say includes some of the most
disreputable cyber-criminal gangs in business today.

On Monday, Security Fix contacted the Internet providers that manage more
than 90 percent of the company's connection to the larger Internet, sending
them information about badness at McColo as documented by the security
industry.

[snip]

More:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/11/major_source_of_online
_scams_a.html

Also, more details will become available real soon now...

- - ferg

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  Engineering Architecture for the Internet
  fergdawgster(at)gmail.com
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