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Thursday January 14, 2016

Verizon Routing Millions Of IP Addresses For Cybercrime Gangs

Researchers at The Spamhaus Project claim that over four million IP addresses are being operated by cybercriminals over the Verizon network. The report goes on to say that Verizon is "failing to properly vet IP address ranges for which it provides transit."

Researchers at The Spamhaus Project have identified over 4 MILLION IP addresses currently in the hands of American cybercriminals that are routed by US network operator Verizon Communications, which is currently by far the largest single source of snowshoe spam in operation today. We also will mention that at the time of this article, Verizon has more than 80 SBL listings and ranks sixth in our "The World's Worst Spam Support ISPs" list. Being on this list is not new to Verizon, but it has been some years since their concern for security/abuse issues has been this poor.