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Major Spammer Shut Down?

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Date: Nov 12, 2008 - 08:31 AM
The Washington Post reports that a major spammer/scammer may have been shut down today:

Hurricane Electric took a much stronger public stance: "We shut them down," Ng said.

"We looked into it a bit, saw the size and scope of the problem you were reporting and said 'Holy cow! Within the hour we had terminated all of our connections to them."

As of this writing, McColo's Web site is no longer available. In fact, I pinged no fewer than three different researchers who have tracked activity at McColo for many months: None could find a single Internet address assigned to the hosting provider that was still reachable.
How's your inbox doing this morning? And how long before another operation pops up to try to take their place?



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