Spamhaus

Spamhaus

(The Spamhaus Project, www.spamhaus.org) An organization devoted to eliminating spam and tracking its worst offenders. Based in Geneva and London, Spamhaus maintains several "block lists;" for example, the Spamhaus Block List (SBL) contains the IP addresses of known spammers, and the Exploits Block List (XBL) is a list of compromised computers that send spam without the owner's knowledge.

Pronounced the same, the German word for house is "Haus." Therefore, in German, a spamhaus is an organization that sends out spam. See ROKSO.
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Psychz also works with blacklist providers other than Spamhaus, including SORBS and UCEPROTECT, to fully block spam abuse throughout the network.
Thanks hackers of csf firewall, spamhaus founders and thanks linux people.
Mr Prince was discussing CloudFlare's response to the attack on Spamhaus last year.
Examples include the 2013 DNS amplification attack aimed at Spamhaus that topped 300G, and the NTP amplification attack earlier this year that exceeded 400G.
1 DDoS attack last year, measuring in at just over 300Gbps, targeted at anti-spam outfit Spamhaus.
It was not a fluke that the largest distributed denial-of-service (DD OS) attack to date, which reached 300 Gb/s against Spamhaus, was achieved by exploiting DNS to magnify the attack.
In March what was called the largest attack in internet history was reported against anti-spam service Spamhaus, hitting 300Gbps at its height.
A researcher for Spamhaus, Vincent Hanna said that every time a botnet is taken down and people behind it aren't arrested, there is a chance they can rebuild the botnet.
Email remains a popular vector for targeted attacks, and a Spamhaus
Email remains a popular vector for targeted attacks, and a Spamhaus Project study found that over 90 percent of inbound messages are not legitimate for a variety of reasons.
The other possibility could be the impact of the Spamhaus attack, the largest DDoS attack in the world's history that has mainly affected North America and Europe and slowed down internet globally.
That attack occurred when a group, hosting site Cyberbunker, launched an attack against spam- filtering company Spamhaus.