New spam record
As I described in a previous post when talking about spam countermeasures on one of our servers, misbehaving mail senders are locked down using
fail2ban for a certain amount of time.
Today, we got two new records in our internal spammer high score:
Banned services with Fail2Ban: Bans:Unbans<br /> Exim4: [243:241]<br /> 22.214.171.124 (chipolbrok.com.cn) 9:10<br /> 126.96.36.199 (188.8.131.52.pldt.net) 7:8
Those two hosts in China and the Phillipines have been behaving most rowdily so far.
And, in addition, I cannot verify that the spam situation improved after one of the major botnet control hosters was taken down. Quite the contrary. We saw a small decrease for a few days but the average number of spam/malware per day that someone is trying to load off at our server has more than doubled compared to the situation two, three weeks ago. 🙁