[funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline
fergdawgster at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 21:19:00 CST 2008
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On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Paul Ferguson <fergdawgster at gmail.com>
> 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
> ne _scams_a.html
> Also, more details will become available real soon now...
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