spamA ragtag band of researchers has pulled off the unprecedented coup of drastically cutting the spam volume internationally by adopting a new strategy: going after mainstream companies that can unknowingly help spammers, identity thieves and child porn purveyors by carrying their traffic on the Internet. The researchers identified that a large amount of spam was emanating from an ISP in California. By stopping traffic from McColo, worldwide spam has been reduced by as much as 60%. Full article on LA Times.


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