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Fighting abuse at the edge 2018-04-09 UTC
Take a look at org charts, international standards, conferences and forums…you will observe there are two tribes; one for the ‘network’ the other for ‘applications’. It’s a distinction that’s embedded in Information Technology with the Network Layer ‘below’ all applications with a dedicated team dealing with connectivity, routers, upstreams and peering, all quite independently from the nature of the data that is flowing. Another team deals with ‘applications’; email, web services, etc., that do their job without having to consider the underlying aspects related to networking.... (>)

Network Hijacking on the Rise 2016-09-26 UTC
As we discussed in a previous article, allocations of IP addresses (IPv4 addresses) are getting hard to come by, especially for spammers. Because the IP addresses they use quickly get a bad reputation as sources of spam, spammers constantly need fresh IPs that are... (>)

Verizon Routing Millions of IP Addresses for Cybercrime Gangs 2016-02-01 UTC
Over the past few years, spammers have sought out large ranges of IP addresses. By spreading out their sending patterns across a wide range of IP addresses, they can attempt to defeat spam filters and get spam and malware emails delivered where they are not wanted. However, IPv4 addresses are getting scarce and hard to come by. In fact, as of... (>)

Second arrest in response to DDoS attack on Spamhaus 2014-07-07 UTC
The Spamhaus Project again offers congratulations and thanks to the law enforcement community in the matter of the massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack perpetrated against our systems in March 2013 by a Russian-based anti-Spamhaus group calling themselves 'Stophaus', consisting of several individuals with grievances against... (>)

ICANN SSAC on DDoS, DNS and BCP 38 2014-02-26 UTC
ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) document Advisory on DDoS Attacks Leveraging DNS Infrastructure, published this week, provides a much-needed touchstone for the Internet in its current state. DDoS attacks, such as the one... (>)

An arrest in response to March DDoS attacks on Spamhaus 2013-04-26 UTC
The Spamhaus Project offers congratulations and its sincere thanks to the Dutch Public Prosecution Service (OM), the Dutch National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) of the Dutch Police Services Agency... (>)

Answers about recent DDoS attack on Spamhaus 2013-03-28 UTC
At this time The Spamhaus Project is getting more press enquiries than we can personally respond to. Below is a list with the most frequently asked questions, along with our answers. If you are in need of any additional information please do not hesitate to contact us but we cannot guarantee a quick response. Our staff are almost all investigators and engineers who focus on dealing with spam... (>)

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