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Spammers hit back at anti-spam company ! - 5/4/2006 4:33:04 AM   

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Spammers are hitting back at the customers of an Israeli anti-spam company, Blue Security. Customers had been using Blue Security's Blue Frog tool to report spammers, but those same customers are now on the receiving end of a stream of e-mails ordering them to stop using Blue Security's services. It would appear spammers that were reported via Blue Frog got hit with a stream of e-mails themselves, and are now fighting back.
Blue Frog works by putting users into a do-not-spam database. Afterwards, for every spam message received, the spammers get one opt-out message back. When this is scaled up to millions of messages, you can appreciate the impact this can have on spammers. While not many people will feel sorry if the spammers get hit with millions of messages, the controversy arises from a common tactic where spammers control computers to send spam. In that case, victim computers could be wrongly flooded with emails.

Despite the controversy, Blue Security obviously has made someone mad. Spammers have fought back by hitting Blue Security customers with thousands of messages. The messages places the blame on Blue Security and tells customers to stop using the anti-spam service.

"You signed up because you were expecting to recieve a lesser amount of spam, unfortunately, due to the tactics used by BlueSecurity, you will end up recieving this message, or other nonsensical spams 20-40 times more than you would normally," the message says.

In addition to the spam, Blue Security claims its Web site may have been the target of a distributed denial of service attack, after it was rendered inaccessible on Tuesday. The site continues to be slow today.

Source : TG Daily
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