Belarus has eclipsed the US to become the biggest single source of global spam, according to cloud-based email and web security firm AppRiver. Junk volumes from the landlocked former Soviet republic, which borders Poland and Russia, hit an all-time high on 13 April and have sustained this level since then. In January, AppRiver …
"7.45 per cent from the Ukraine..."
No - not "the Ukraine", just "Ukraine". The definite article is not just redundant but wrong. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18233844
...to The Guardian this morning Belarus is also the worlds top country... for Beaver Attacks (and Deaths).
Coincidence? I think not.
Beaver attacks????? Noooooooo!
unplug (figuratively speaking) Belarus until they get their house in order? Would anyone notice but Belarus?
Re: why not
Gas pipeline :-/
Also cutting off information flow helps its present dictatorship.
I'm all for full recourse
I suggest using the top secret tech that allows authorities to send a digital fire to the HDDSs of all SPAMMERs burning up their PC hardware. I hope that film crews are on site when the fires begin and the perps panic. This would be news worth watching.
Re: I'm all for full recourse
Almost as good would be a nasty that triggers the SECURE_ERASE command built into most current hard drives.
I have often wondered if there was a way to access the internal LBA layout table1, and wipe it out, or better yet, scramble it.
1 Most people are aware that the "old" cylinder/head/sector nonsense that one once HAD to use in partitioning a hard drive is no longer necessary; there is STILL some internal table that maps a specific LBA to the physical sector containing the data. If one could only fuck up THAT table!!!
All traffic from Belarus now being dropped by my little firewall :)
Operation Blackhole Belarus
Then add them to your spam list.
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