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

mike mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com
Wed Nov 12 03:52:55 UTC 2008

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.

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