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    Spammer ISP Knocked Offline

    Come to think of it, I did notice a tiny bit less spam today...

    ISP Cut off From Internet After Security Concerns - PC World

    A U.S. Internet service provider suspected of aiding cybercriminals in online scams and hosting child pornography was at least partially cut off from the Internet on Tuesday night.

    The ISP (Internet service provider), McColo, had been under the watchful eye of computer security analysts for years. It is one of a handful of so-called "bulletproof" hosting providers that provide safe haven online for cybercriminals selling Viagra and fake security software.

    ...McColo's demise is going "to be kind of a vindication for a lot of researchers that have been complaining about McColo for years and why law enforcement wasn't doing anything about it," Stewart said.

    SecureWorks has tracked bad activity at McColo, but law enforcement has always been "tight-lipped" about investigations, he said.

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    Gonzo District BOFH westin's Avatar
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    Good Riddance. Those people should be tarred and feathered.
    \"Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink.\"


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