Spam gang identified and barred.

Internet providers have banned a web-hosting firm identified as a major host of organizations that were engaging in spam activity from the Web.

The McColo Corporation were involved in hosting services for all types of firms that compromised computers to advertise counterfeit designer goods, pharmaceuticals, fake Internet security products and even child pornography by way of e-mail.

When two Internet providers cut off McColo’s connectivity to the Internet, there was a dramatic fall in the global volume of spam. Some e-mail security firms claimed spam levels fell by 66% immediately while other security companies stated a decline up to 40 spam messages per second.

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