[funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline (fwd)
xploitable at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 11:37:12 CST 2008
The more we allow Gadi Evron to post the more this list turns into a
rehash of digg and reddit news aggregation web sites.
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 2:37 AM, Gadi Evron <ge at linuxbox.org> wrote:
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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
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> 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.
> 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
> Also, more details will become available real soon now...
> - - ferg
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