As an update from yesterday’s post the botnet attacks are getting even more frequent. I’ll post some notes tomorrow on best practice for ISPs contending with spam. You can see the increase in frequency and intensity over yesterday. Some crook somewhere has obviously decided on a new “marketing campaign”.
I sometimes sit and watch SPAM attacks coming in on our mail servers. ISPs are constantly having to ward off spam. It is like being in a cyber war. What is mind boggling is that sheer volume. The chart below shows unwanted mail below the x axis and legitimate stuff above. You can barely make […]
I don’t know about you but I have started getting spam through Facebook. So far it isn’t the classical type of spam selling viagra etc. I have however been getting friend requests from attractive young ladies with exotic names. I also seem to be inundated with notifications of rubbish that I have no interest in checking […]
I have recently started corresponding with Randy Abrams of anti virus company www.eset.com. He has commented on some of my posts in the past. He offered this postulation today: “Sometimes I receive spam from legitimate companies. They shouldn’t be spamming me, but this isn’t the Viagra, Rolex, and other run of the mill spammers I […]
Trefor.net started being subjected to spam attacks a while ago. Any domain that has been in use for a while gets it as spammers’ systems learn of its existence. The interesting thing is that these attacks come in waves. I can sit in the Network Operations Centre and watch email traffic surge due to an […]
I’ve been talking to a number of anti-spam and anti virus technology vendors recently. It is important to keep up with what is going on in this field. As we move into 2009 it is a subject I will be writing more about. In the meantime I came across this map of sources of SPAM. […]
The Washington Post has reported that USA colo provider McColo has had it’s internet connectivity cut off by its ISPs because it had been playing host for some time to Spammers. It’s very much worth reading the article.
One of our tech support team, Will Curtis, mentioned to me today that the amount of spam he has been receiving on his home email account dropped considerably around two weeks ago. He also came across this article which tells that the Federal Trade Commission in the USA had raided an organisation that was supposedly one of […]