Spam Blacklists Attacked

By Deane Barker on September 27, 2003

U.S. anti-spam Web pages shut down by attacks: It appears that spammers have gone on the offensive against the blacklists.

“Monkeys.com shut down on Monday following a three-day denial of service attack over the weekend and an attack last month that lasted 10 days, list operator Ronald Guilmette said in a posting to an anti-spam news group.

‘The handwriting is now on the wall,’ he wrote. ‘I will simply not be allowed to continue fighting spam.’

Spam block list operator Osiriusoft.com also recently shut down its list after a denial of service attack, and on Tuesday the list maintained at Tennessee Internet service provider Compu-Net Enterprises was taken down.”

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