Post by Neil Schwartzman Post by Kurt M
Compile a yearly, for news people readable, "State of the Spam" and get a
Ralph Naderish spokesman. If done right, it can prove to be a real incentive
for ISP's to ID customers having spambots etc.
Can't be done?
What a great idea! Oh, wait.
The World's Worst Spam Support ISPs
As of 27 March 2013 the ISPs with the worst Abuse Departments and consequently
cb3rob.net Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 127
hinet.net Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 120
idear4business.net Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 77
ovh.net Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 77
iliad.fr Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 70
airtel.in Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 53
telefonica.com.br Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 52
chinanet-gd Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 52
cat.net.th Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 50
uplus.co.kr Number of Current Known Spam Issues: 50
As malware continues to evolve, and cybercriminals continue to learn, one
particular fundamental remains constant â almost all malicious threats are
physically hosted somewhere. For this reason, it remains as important as ever
to examine hosting practices and standards and consider how they can be
One such way is to measure levels of cybercriminal activity on servers around
the world, and attempt to quantify the results. Such has been the aim of
HostExploitâs World Hosts Report (formerly Top 50 Bad Hosts) since publication
began in 2009. The quarterly reports examine all 43,000+ publicly-routed
Autonomous Systems in the world, gathering data on infected websites, botnets,
spam and other activity, before combining the research with trusted community
sources and analyzing the results.
The report makes suitable reading for service providers, security
professionals, webmasters and policymakers alike. For the most part, the
reader is left to draw their own conclusions, as numbers speak for themselves.
However, it should be stressed that most malicious content is not hosted
knowingly â often it is as a result of inaction, and sometimes hosts can be
This quarter we see the return of Dutch hosting provider Ecatel to the #1
rank, having held the position at various times in the past. Ecatel does not
top the rankings for any particular category of activity, but rather for a
consistently poor showing across the board.
Which organizations send the most spam?
February 2013 Monthly World â All from CBL Volume
1 (1) AS 16276 OVH FR
2 (23) AS 17447 NET4INDIA IN
3 (27) AS 21844 THEPLANET-AS US
4 (4) AS 7643 VNPT-AS-VN VN
5 (215) AS 6724 STRATO DE
6 (17) AS 15201 UOL BR
AS 16276 OVH is still #1 but is finally getting a grip on its spam problem.
OVH was down from 19 million spam messages a day (38 million the previous
month) to 2 at the end of February. AS 8685 DORUKNET also got a grip on its
darkmailer2 problem. No worries for darkmailer2, though: all the other top 10
are infested by it, and all but AS 7643 VNPT-AS-VN got worse.
Both OVH and VNPT kept their former ranks yet spammed less. Only DORUKNET
spammed less and improved its rank. The other seven all spammed more.
Rank (Previous) Organization Country Volume Vol%
1 (1) OVH Systems
AS 16276 OVH FR 284,910,621
2 (23) Net4India Ltd.
AS 17447 NET4INDIA IN 200,028,259
3 (27) ThePlanet.com Internet Services Inc.
AS 21844 THEPLANET-AS US 194,914,540
4 (4) Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT)
AS 7643 VNPT-AS-VN VN 180,285,185
5 (215) Strato AG
AS 6724 STRATO DE 144,373,753
6 (17) Universo Online Ltda.
AS 15201 UOL BR 138,311,682
7 (-) CTI Systems
AS 41288 CTISYSTEMS-AS OOO UA 137,266,800
8 (88) Korea Telecom
AS 4766 KIXS-AS-KR KR 134,142,424
9 (3) DorukNet IstanbulTurkey
AS 8685 DORUKNET TR 131,685,436
10 (60) Hanaro Telecom Inc.
AS 9318 HANARO-AS KR 126,776,114
Total 1,672,694,814 100%
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