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

From: n3td3v (no email)
Date: Wed Nov 12 2008 - 12:37:12 EST

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    The more we allow Gadi Evron to post the more this list turns into a
    rehash of digg and reddit news aggregation web sites.

    On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 2:37 AM, Gadi Evron <> wrote:
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    >
    > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    > Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 18:22:42 -0800
    > From: Paul Ferguson <>
    > To:
    > Subject: [funsec] McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked
    > Offline
    >
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    > Via Security Fix.
    >
    > [snip]
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    > 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.
    >
    > [snip]
    >
    > 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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    > --
    > "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson
    > Engineering Architecture for the Internet
    > fergdawgster(at)gmail.com
    > ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/
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