Wired reports that Blue Security has escalated the fight against spam by sending mass quanities of email to the spammers themselves:
Blue Security’s controversial method uses reverse spam, if you will, returning massive quantities of opt-out messages to companies it identifies as spammers.
But the spammers seem to have found who has signed up on Blue’s security list and started spamming them directly:
"We have devised a method to retrieve your address from their database," one message states. "So by signing up and remaining a Blue Security user not only are you opening yourself up for this, you are also potentially verifying your e-mail address through them to even more spammers."
We’ll keep you updated as this situation evolves.
Blue Security has come under severe DDoS attack which bled over into other blog hosting companies — resulting in slow-downs and lack of response on some effected blog sites.
5/17 UPDATE: Wired News Reports:
Blue Security CEO Eran Reshef said the Israel-based company was closing its service Wednesday since he did not want to be responsible for an ever-escalating war that could bring down internet service providers and websites around the world and subject its users to denial-of-service attacks from a well-organized group in control of a massive army of computer drones.
Brian Krebs reports the DDoS is now taking Blue Security’s final surrender message offline:
Hours after anti-spam company Blue Security pulled the plug on its spam-fighting Blue Frog software and service,
the spammers whose attack caused the company to wave the white flag
have escalated their assault, knocking Blue Security’s farewell message
and thousands more Web sites offline.
The Blue Security site is officially offline….