I got a live one! - Spam source

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Wed Nov 25 07:07:11 CST 2009


On Wed, 25 Nov 2009, Rich Kulawiec wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:22:36PM -0500, Russell Myba wrote:
>> Looks like of our customers has decided to turn their /24 into a nice little
>> space spewing machine.  Doesn't seem like just one compromised host.
>
> 1. This is possibly/probably better on spam-l.
> 2. This is a very common operational model.   Any number of spamgangs
> have been busy doing this with multiple /24's scattered over numerous
> providers in order to distribute the workload and minimize the impact
> of any takedown.

One of them actually patented it.  Further proof that you can patent just 
about anything in the US.

http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20090271475

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