Popular Spam Blacklist Shut Down After Continued Attacks
from the not-a-good-sign dept
One of the more popular anti-spam blacklists is the one from Osirusoft. However, the constant attacks from spammers doing denial of service attacks was apparently too much, and those who ran the list have shut it down. Of course, to make that point clear, they set the list to block all email - which seems a bit harsh. Customers of ISPs who use that blacklist are likely to be quite confused to discover that they're receiving no email. It's a good sign that spammers are so upset by blacklists that they're trying to take them down, but it's a bad sign that it's working. This will just encourage them to up their attacks on other anti-spam services.