Spam: Spam from Iraq


Back when Saddam Hussein and his sons ran the show, Iraqis shared only a handful of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. That way, the government could better monitor their online activity.

But according to the latest data (see also spamkings.oreilly.com/alloclist.txt) from the RIPE Network Coordination Centre, Iraq now has thousands of IP addresses allocated to it. (It's still in the process of getting its top-level domain, .IQ, up and running.)

Much of Iraq's burgeoning IP space is as yet undeveloped. Unfortunately, some of it is already being exploited by spammers. O'Reilly Network: Spam from Iraq

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 9th November 2005 10:31PM