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

Martin Hepworth maxsec at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 08:54:23 GMT 2008

Anyone else notice a drop in spam over last couple of days?

Martin Hepworth
Oxford, UK

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

"Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
 Engineering Architecture for the Internet
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