The 10 Worst ROKSO Spammers as of Jan. 6, 2009

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The 10 Worst ROKSO Spammers as of Jan. 6, 2009
« on: January 06, 2009, 01:34:00 PM »
Source: Spamhaus' Register Of Known Spam Operations (ROKSO) database.
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Re: The 10 Worst ROKSO Spammers as of Jan. 6, 2009
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 07:31:02 PM »
I don't find their categories all that useful. A lot of their evidence is lists of suspended/expired domains with no information about which brands they were or which affiliate programs sponsor those brands. Most of their data refers to spammer relationships that existed before I got into this, and there's not much explanation why they believe particular spammers are responsible for particular domains. I'm sure that sometimes means they have secret information, but I think sometimes it just reflects the status of a spammer world that has since changed. You can't tell which from their listings.  I get the feeling that they assume each mailer works for only one sponsor, so that you can draw connections based on similarities in the spam or the fact that one spam advertises both types of domains. At any rate, you'd be hard pressed to use their listings to decide who's responsible for the spam currently in your inbox.