Zombie Spam Blacklists Return From The Dead To Make A Point
from the if-your-mail-isn't-getting-through... dept
It looks like that same sort of thing may be happening six years later. Michael Scott points us to the news of another long-abandoned blackhole list, called blackholes.us, that was abandoned a couple years ago -- but which some ISPs still rely on. However, whoever now controls the nameservers where blackholes.us used to be, apparently decided to set up a new "list" that (again) includes the entire range of IP addresses -- so every query is returned as being a spammer IP.
Again, the idea is to force ISPs to stop using that blacklist -- and perhaps you can make the argument that (unlike the Osirusoft situation) these ISPs have had two years to stop relying on the "zombie" blacklist, but it still seems unwise to create so much collateral damage, just to force the issue.