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[funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline (fwd)
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 18:22:42 -0800 From: Paul Ferguson <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Subject: [funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline
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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 industry.
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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