Notorious ‘Hijack Factory’ Shunned from Web

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:19:35 +0000

Score one for the good guys: Bitcanal, a Portuguese Web hosting firm long accused of helping spammers hijack large swaths of dormant Internet address space over the years, was summarily kicked off the Internet this week after a half-dozen of the company’s bandwidth providers chose to sever ties with the company.

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Is it Time to Can the CAN-SPAM Act?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 16:14:42 +0000

Regulators at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are asking for public comment on the effectiveness of the CAN-SPAM Act, a 14-year-old federal law that seeks to crack down on unsolicited commercial email. Judging from an unscientific survey by this author, the FTC is bound to get an earful.

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Tracing Spam: Diet Pills from Beltway Bandits

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:56:10 +0000

Reading junk spam messages isn’t exactly my idea of a good time, but sometimes fun can be had when you take a moment to check who really sent the email. Here’s the simple story of how a recent spam email advertising celebrity “diet pills” was traced back to a Washington, D.C.-area defense contractor that builds tactical communications systems for the U.S. military and intelligence communities.

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