Re: [media] 71% of Spam Servers are Located in China (courtesy of
nobody at spamcop.net
Sat May 22 15:47:43 EDT 2004
N. Miller wrote:
> Bacwards. It is not that the spamming is done on behalf of Chinese, and
> other foreign countries. It is that the Chinese, and other foreign countries
> provide services on behalf of the U.S. American spammers.
> Spam sites may be hosted offshore, but it is U.S. American spammers driving
> the spam that we get.
Certainly the "brains" (and I use the term very loosely :-) behind most
spam is in the US. But our logs show most of the spam email itself,
as well as spamvertized web sites, are in or come from China, with
Brazil in second place and Israel in third.
Is it known that the Chinese hosts are paid hosting sites, and thereby
actively participating in this spam scam? Without specific evidence,
wouldn't it be just as likely to be inept newbie admins allowing Windoze
zombies to run illicit web sites unknown to the local user/owner of
the machine? (a la zombies on Comcast sending spam as well as running
a web server)? But either way it's a problem!
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