Monday, November 08, 2004

Very interesting - Calgary is a spam hotspot!


A Geography Lesson In Internet Bad Stuff Future Now is looking at some pretty funky maps that claim to show the origins of spam, viruses and directory harvest attacks, all courtesy of Postini, who's in the business of trying to stop all this stuff. Still, it is interesting to look at the various "hotspots" for where all this bad internet activity originates, and wonder why it seems to be so localized, and whether or not the geographic clustering could suggest ways to minimize the problems associated with these types of attacks. Future Now also wonders if there are unintended consequences, such as whether or not spam friendly locations eventually build stronger technology communities.

[via Techdirt]