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November 17, 2008

Spam Slammed

If you’ve noticed a sudden decrease in spam hitting your Inbox, there’s a reason. Last Tuesday, after a lengthy investigation, McColo Corp, a Web hosting service based in San Jose, California was shutdown for hosting clients who were engaged in “everything from sending spam to controlling compromised computers around the world and selling knock-off pharmaceuticals”. Reports from various sources estimated that McColo was responsible for as much as 75%  of world wide spam messages. Following McColo’s closure, spam volumes were reportedly down by 40%.  If you’re interested, more information can be found at:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081113.wspam14/BNStory/Technology/home

http://www.straightupsearch.com/archives/2008/11/spam_on_the_run.html

http://www.latimes.com/technology/la-fi-spam14-2008nov14,1,4316124.story

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