TITLE

This ISP flatfoot enjoys giving spammers the boot

AUTHOR(S)
Garretson, Cara
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Network World;9/13/2004, Vol. 21 Issue 37, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Spam and phishing have become such headaches for Internet service providers (ISP) that most major providers have established an abuse team to monitor users' behavior. With spam accounting for as much as 70% of the traffic on the Internet, ISP such as EarthLink has begun trying to take control by monitoring the electronic mail flow going out of their networks and filtering the messages coming in. This article talks about the work of Louis Rush, an investigator with EarthLink's abuse team at the company's headquarters in Atlanta, in confronting spammers to inform them they have been caught. Rush wields the power to disconnect spammers and other offenders from their lifelines by canceling their accounts. He learns about abusers from complaints submitted to EarthLink's Web site.
ACCESSION #
14510110

 

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