Death, taxes. . . and spam

The Washington Post recently published a story on the McColo spam network—McColo was the San Jose-based company that was unceremoniously booted offline after the Post told internet providers all about the fun customers the company was hosting. But what’s particularly cool is the map of all those customers (many of whom are presumably backed by the same folks).  Check out the botnets in the upper right: apparently spam on the web took a nosedive right after the shutdown, but now most of them are back at it. The world’s most profitable numbers-game is nothing if not resilient.

One Response to “Death, taxes. . . and spam”

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