The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Blue Security throws in the towel

According to Wired news and other sources, Blue Security has folded after a prolonged DDoS attack. CEO Eran Reshef announced that Blue Security did not want to fight a prolonged war which would "rip up the internet" in the process.

For the full story, see Wired article Under Attack, Spam Fighter Folds.

As for me, I mourn this decision. I know that a lot of people, including other spam-fighters had some serious and valid issues with Blue Security's methods, but the bottom line was that it seemed to be working, and at the end of the day, that counts for a lot.

Blue Security's 500,000 users had been successful in convincing six of the top 10 spam operations in the world to use its open-source mailing-list scrubber, which Reshef said proved that Blue Security's technology and approach was effective.


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5:28 PM  

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