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 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