Thursday, December 02, 2004

Anti-spam plan overwhelms sites

Oops - earlier in the week i posted a link for the Lycos Make love not Spam campaign and unfortunately for them they are in breach of DDoS (distributed denial of service) Their campaign was too succesful and knocked some sites completely offline. This means they have broken the law - They say this is not a problem for them and that the spammers are spreading malicious emails to attack Lycos in the same way..... Anyway - it's interesting that the law actually helps spammers and i feel that Lycos may feel themselves "collared" by the long arm of the law instead.

Read the full story over at BBC
BBC NEWS | Technology | Anti-spam plan overwhelms sites

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