China Popular For Hosting Spammed Sites

from the not-sure-why dept

A new study has come out pointing out that a huge percentage (71%) of websites in spam messages point to servers hosted in China. This doesn't mean that the spammers are Chinese or that the companies they're advertising are Chinese - but it appears that's where many spamvertised companies decide to host their websites. What's odd about this, of course, is that China is notoriously strict about what can be done on the internet in China, and many of these spammed sites include porn and other things the Chinese government isn't particularly fond of. In the end, it looks like something of an economic decision: hosting is cheaper in China, and that's the end of the story. It will be interesting to see if Chinese authorities start cracking down on these spamvertised sites.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 17 May 2004 @ 12:25pm

    Hungry an hour later

    I was not aware that the Chinese even cooked with Spam. Isn't Spam and American luncheon meat by-product ?

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 17 May 2004 @ 1:48pm

    No Subject Given

    I found that I had a big fall in spam when I effectively blocked the whole of Asia from a procmail recipe - mainly .kr domains - as an experiment.

    I don't get spam anymore now though as my new Email address is not given to companies I buy stuff from (I use the format company@mydomain.com for an alias, and this is how I proved that buy.com sells Email addresses as I got spam to buy.com@mydomain.com) or posted on newsgroups.

    The only spam I still get to another address is my hostmaster@mydomain.com which used in my WHOIS records.

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    • identicon
      William Hung, 17 May 2004 @ 2:06pm

      William sings the hits

      She spams

      Talk to me
      Tell me your name
      You blow me off like it's all the same
      You lit a fuse and now I'm ticking away
      Like a bomb
      Yeah, Baby

      Talk to me
      Tell me your sign
      You're switching sides like a Gemini
      You're playing games and now you're hittin' my
      heart
      Like a drum
      Yeah, Baby

      Well if Lady Luck gets on my side
      We're gonna rock this town alive
      I'll let her rough me up
      Till she knocks me out
      She walks like she talks,
      And she talks like she walks

      And she spams, she spams
      Oh baby
      When she moves, she moves
      I go crazy
      'Cause she looks like a flower but she stings
      like a bee
      Like every girl in history
      She spams, she spams

      I'm wasted by the way she moves
      No one ever looked so fine
      She reminds me that a woman only got one thing on her mind

      Talk to me
      Tell me your name
      I'm just a link in your daisy chain
      Your rap sounds like a diamond
      Map to the stars
      Yeah, Baby

      Talk to me
      Tell me the news
      You wear me out like a pair of shoes
      We'll dance until the band goes home
      Then you're gone
      Yeah, Baby

      Well if it looks like love should be a crime
      You'd better lock me up for life
      I'll do the time with a smile on my face
      Thinking of her in her leather and lace

      Well if Lady Luck gets on my side
      We're gonna rock this town alive
      I'll let her rough me up
      Till she knocks me out
      She walks like she talks,
      And she talks like she walks

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  • identicon
    thecaptain, 18 May 2004 @ 5:35am

    No Subject Given

    I don't see China doing anything meaningful to stop this from happening as long as the spammers and porn sites leave the INSIDE of China alone.

    As long as its all outgoing, Chinese ISPs get money, which is good for China. The spam disrupts the rest of the evil capitalistic world, which is good for China.

    They can even earn some PR goodwill by catching a couple of ISPs and stopping 0.00002% of the traffic.

    And if the rest of the world eventually cuts China off from net access because of it...its what China wants.

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    gina, 24 Apr 2006 @ 10:40pm

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