The Washington Post just reported that an U.S. based hosting company was responsible for almost 75 percent of all the world wide internet spam. The company in question is the McColo Corp., a San Jose, California based web hosting company.
Hurricane Electric and Global Crossing, both major internet providers for McColo, pulled the plug today upon discovering a large number of illegal activities happening on McColo’s servers including email spam,online scams or phishing websites.
“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,” Benny Ng of Hurricane Electric stated.
Now, I don’t know if this is a suprise for you, it’s not one for me and I know for use many other ISP’s and hosting companies that facilitate spam as we speak, but hell, 75%?
[via The Washington Post]