Tuesday, November 11, 2008

McColo: Major Source of Online Scams and Spams Knocked Offline - UPDATE

Brian Krebs writes on 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 here.

UPDATE: 19:33 PST: See also "The McColo Cyber Crime Report" at HostExploit.com.


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