Friday, November 21, 2008

Security Fix: Spamhaus: Microsoft Now 5th Most Spam Friendly ISP

Brian Krebs writes on Security Fix:

Microsoft is rising quickly on a running list of the Top 10 Worst Spam Service ISPs as maintained by, a group that tracks unsolicited commercial e-mail.

The software giant debuted on the list earlier this month at number 9 (one being the worst), and has slid over the past few days down to number 5. Spamhaus says spammers and scam artists are abusing Microsoft's and properties to redirect visitors to sites that peddle fake pharmacy products, porn and Nigerian 419 scams.

Richard Cox, Spamhaus's chief information officer, said spammers advertise the links at Microsoft's properties by the tens of thousands at a time, because they know anti-spam groups are unlikely to block Microsoft properties outright.

More here.


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