Blue Security Ends Aggressive Spam Fight

Posted on May 18, 2006

Blue Security used to wage war against spammers by engaging in denial-of-service attacks on the spammers. However, when they were hit with a DoS attack by spammers earlier this month they redirected the attack on their blog which brought down the entire Six Apart blog service. Because of this they appear to be throwing in the towel in the fight against spam according to TechWeb.

Blue Security's decision to shut down comes after it was knocked offline by denial-of-service (DoS) attack. Blue Security says a deep-pocket Russian spammer, called PharmaMaster, is behind the attack.

Blue Security says, "After recovering from the attack, we determined that once we reactivated the Blue Community, spammers would resume their attacks. We cannot take the responsibility for an ever-escalating cyber war through our continued operations."

The spam war is a serious one and unfortunately many sites and services get caught in the crossfire. The fault lies not with Blue Security -- which offered an aggressive but novel plan of attack -- but with the spammers themselves.