Spam's most wanted list published

Men top the list of Spamhaus’ 10 most wanted spammers

Spamhaus has published a list of the world's 10 worst spammers. And with inboxes bursting full of Viagra offers, penis pumps and sexual performance enhancers, is it really any wonder that they are all men?

It's Register of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database -- which is used by ISPs to avoid signing up known spammers, and by law enforcement agencies to help with investigations and prosecutions -- features four Russians, two Americans, an Israeli, a Canadian, a Hong Kong resident and at the very top of the list, Ukrainian, Alex Blood.

Blood, who also goes by pseudonyms, Alexander Mosh, AlekseyB and Alex Polyakov, headlines the list for disseminating child porn spam though the use of his army of botnets. He is also associated with a Russian spam gang called Pavka/Artofit.

The report also reveals that around 80 percent of spam that targets Internet users is generated by a small hardcore group of no more than 200 professional spam gangs.

The offences committed by the spammers include sending a variety of junk such as porn, penis pills, loans, financial scams and proxyhijacking.

Spamhaus claims the internet continues to be plagued by spam as a small number of large ISPs sell services knowingly to professional spammers for profit, or do nothing to prevent spammers operating from their networks.

Spamhaus also keeps a top ten list of those networks it says are responsible for delivering most spam. They are:

  1. verizonbusiness.com
  2. serverflo.com
  3. sbc.com
  4. xo.com
  5. proxad.net
  6. rr.com
  7. tpnet.pl
  8. edu.tw
  9. hinet.net
  10. ttnet.net.tr

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?