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Internet Security Threat Report 2014

UUNet hosts more spammers than any other ISP. It has 151 listings on the Spammers Block List (SBL), including 34 known spam gangs with ROKSO records, according to the anti-spam organisation Spamhaus' records for February 2004.

The second worst offender, Chinanet-QD, has 82 entries on the SBL. It hosts Alan Ralsky, listed as the single worst spammer on the ROKSO list.

Banning unsolicited commercial email is a simple matter, Spamhaus says. it has examples of well written anti-spam rules for ISPs wanting to toughen their stance. Finding the will to enforce these rules is another thing.

In its acceptable use policy, UUNet states: "It is explicitly prohibited to send unsolicited bulk mail messages (junk mail or spam) of any kind (commercial advertising, political tracts, announcements), etc."

Abovenet, too, has a clear and prominent anti-spam policy - and is number four on the worst-spam ISP list. It host one of the biggest villains: Scott Richter/Wholesale Bandwidth, who made number four on the invividual offender list. ®

The top 10 is:

  • uu.net

  • chinanet-gd

  • kornet.net

  • above.net

  • chinanet-cq

  • level3.net

  • exodus.net

  • hinet.net

  • cw.net

  • interbusiness.it


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