Thursday, November 13, 2008

BBC NEWS | Technology | Spam plummets as gang leaves net

The good news:

Two US internet service providers have pulled the plug on the firm McColo following an investigation by the Washington Post newspaper.

Anti-spam firm Ironport has seen junk mail levels drop by 70% since McColo was taken offline on 11 November.

On the other hand…

But, it warned, it will be a temporary respite from the menace of spam.

"It is an unprecedented drop but will be a temporary outage as the networks move from North America to places where there is less scrutiny," said Jason Steer, a spokesman for Ironport.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Spam plummets as gang leaves net

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