Published by Faye on 24 Nov 2008
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McColo, a web hosting site has shut down just last Tuesday. What is good news is that it brought with its closing, thousands of bits of spam that is used to crowd our email inbox with. This good news is made possible by the efficient investigative work of a reporter, Brian Krebs of Washington Post. The company was brought to the attention by Krebs and during the last four months, they have been collecting data about the San Jose California based company. They believed that the company is being used by the cyber underground to send spam. It is said that after its closure, spam volume has drastically decreased by almost fifty percent. While we rejoice in the company’s closing, many believe that the spammers will regroup and wreak havoc to our inboxes.