Major Spam Host blocked from Internet

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RightHand, Nov 13, 2008.


  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Excerpt below but read the whole article to understand the full scope of the spam problem "Spam Host Blocked"

    The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide dropped drastically today after a Web hosting firm identified by the computer security community as a major host of organizations allegedy engaged in spam activity was taken offline, according to security firms that monitor spam distribution online.

    While its gleaming, state-of-the-art, 30-story office tower in downtown San Jose, Calif., hardly looks like the staging ground for what could be called a full-scale cyber crime offensive, security experts have found that a relatively small firm at that location is home to servers that serve as a gateway for a significant portion of the world's junk e-mail.


    The servers are operated by McColo Corp., which these experts say has emerged as a major U.S. hosting service for international firms and syndicates that are involved in everything from the remote management of millions of compromised computers to the sale of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and designer goods, fake security products and child pornography via email.
     
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Wow! The volume is amazing.
     
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    That's one.
    Couldn't happen to a better bunch...
    [​IMG]
    Like finding a short circuit, disconnect individual circuit branches and watch for the current "leak" to stop
     
  4. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Wouldn't it be nice if we could put our IP address on a no call list. It worked for our phones. But it is a govt list.
     
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