Blog Spam war gets nasty

Filed as News on November 24, 2003 8:51 pm

by Duncan

The Register reports live fire in the Blog Spam war with Dutch blogs, and getting under attack after they declared war on US spam firm, following an attempt by the sites to push Customerblast off the web with a sustained distributed denial of service attack. On Friday, all three weblogs were inundated with mail bombs, floods and DDOS attacks, forcing them to go offline temporarily. Late Friday afternoon, the weblogs began a counter attack, spreading the message ‘Don’t mess with the Dutch’. As of Monday, November 24, the spammer had still not recuperated from the attacks. This major escalation of hostilities between blogs and spammers will be the first of many more to come as the Blogosphere stands firm against the barrage of unsolicited comments it is currently receiving

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  1. By zeal posted on November 27, 2003 at 5:56 pm
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    We now know this guy is from Vancouver: