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ISPs “need botnet vaccination scheme”

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 14:35

A Dutch study has suggested that ISPs may need government help to clean up the botnet epidemic. The Dutch researchers used a ‘spam trap’ to record the IP address origins of over 109 billion spam...

70% drop in spam, as one gang stops

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, November 13th, 2008 at 16:04

Anti-spam firm Ironport is says there has been a 70% drop in the amount of spam on the Internet since a rogue ISP suspected of hosting botnet control systems lost its Internet connection Tuesday.

Ofcom and Information Commissioner sign MoU

Posted by malcolm on Friday, September 7th, 2007 at 11:54

Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office have signed a letter of understanding setting out the basis on which they collaborate on enforcing privacy protection, when they both have powers...

Court awards damages for spam

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 at 13:51

Gordon Dick has won £750 in the Edinburgh Sherriff’s (small claims) court against  Henley-on-Thames based Transcom, for sending him spam. He was also awarded costs of £616.66.Gordon Dick now runs...

Microsoft wins ruling against spam list sales

Posted by malcolm on Friday, January 19th, 2007 at 16:46

Microsoft has won a High Court ruling preventing a company selling lists of e-mail address which were used to spam. As operator of Hotmail, the free webmail service, the court found Microsoft had...

European Communication on Spam

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 at 18:52

The European Commission has released its Communication on spam. This documents some of the existing anti-spam initiatives being undertaken, especially those by Member States and the European...

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