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Spamhaus’ List Of 10 Worst International Spammers

The leading anti-spam organization Spamhaus, committed to combating and preventing the growth of spam, has alleged that a handful of criminal Internet users are to blame for about 80 per cent of total spams.

Spamhaus has issued an updated list of 10 worst global spammers. As per the anti-spam company, 200 trained spam teams are accountable for the daily flood of spam on the Internet.

The first public adversary is a Ukrainian called Alex or Alexey, a constructive end user of botnets, computer networks endangered with malicious software, to release spam relating to a Russian spam ring named Pavka/Artofit. Alexey is implicated in circulating kiddie porn spam, amongst the several kinds of online spam he releases daily.

Leo Kuvayev, second on the list, also operated with Pavka/Artofit. He has been lying low after a Massachusetts court imposed a $37 million penalty on him in October 2005, for his activities in USA.

Several others, including iMedia Networks' Michael Lindsay, who according to Spamhaus operates a "complete spam-hosting business" and Jeffrey Peters who operates a false Russian ISP for spam activities.

Of the leading ten spammers four are Russian, one operates from Ukraine, and two are American, with rest from Israel, Canada, and Hong Kong.

Majority of the trouble from spam originates from fruitless execution activity by ISPs. A handful of big ISPs intentionally vend works to skilled spammers, or decline to stop spammers from running their networks, either due to mutual avarice or negligence.

While all networks profess to be anti-spam, several can't withstand the temptation of betraying services at a value to spammers. Others just conclude that flushing botnet-affected computers is extravagant. Spamhaus' honors and disgraces the very networks it describes as having the worst global spam troubles. Sorriest among them is verizonbusiness with serverflo.com and sbc.com getting the second and three positions, correspondingly, in Spamhaus' list of infamy.

Spamhaus also utilizes its blacklist information to choose the nations considered as a "refuge" for spam activities. A parallel list cataloged by web Security Company Sophos, place US and China at the top slot. Russia is trailing behind Japan in fourth place, with the UK taking the seventh position.

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