[LINK] Spam drops 75% as major host shut down

Rick Welykochy rick at praxis.com.au
Fri Nov 14 15:10:18 AEDT 2008

Sylvano wrote:

> Well we know it will only be for a little before the nasties find a new
> home, but all the same, still worth smiling about...
> SMH story:
> http://www.smh.com.au/news/technology/security/spam-drops-75-as-major-host-shut-down/2008/11/14/1226318899436.html
>  or
> http://tinyurl.com/6d985a
> And a link to the Washington Post, which is credited for causing the
> shutdown, with some extra details:
> http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/11/the_badness_that_was_mccolo.html?nav=rss_blog
>  or
> http://tinyurl.com/6aj69y

Normally I would be against putting perpetrators into stocks in a
public square and arming the observers with tomatoes.

In this case I'll make an exception. And swap the tomatoes with
vinegar-tipped darts.

As a comment in the Post writeup observes: where was the gummint
for the past two years while this was being investogated by a private outfit?
Talk about asleep at the wheel.


Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services

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To write three lines of APL and make the damn thing run.

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