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.

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 27th, 2003 @ 10:58am

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    "...they set the list to block all email.."

    BRILLIANT !!! Now the cure is worse than the disease !!!

    Everyone, get a clue, SPAM is just like junk mail you get via Snail mail. It isn't going to go away.

    Makes me very happy than my company hasn't adopted using blacklists for their spam filter.

    This is actually very very very funny. I have the stupidest grin on my face right now.


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    Chris, Aug 27th, 2003 @ 1:01pm

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    SPEWS had plenty of problems of thier own. They had a high false positive rate. I won't miss them.

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