08/25/2005: Bloggie addictions? Or Bloggie Frauds?
Michael Froomkin over at Discourse.net has this post reporting on ISP fraud:
”ISP Reports 20% of New Accounts are Fraudsters
In It's a fraud, fraud, fraud, fraud world, my ISP, DreamHost, gives a shocking statistic:
Nowadays, about 20% of our daily sign ups are with stolen credit cards (or stolen paypal accounts), and are for the express purpose of spamming, conning, storing 'warez', or cracking (our system or somebody else's).
DreamHost is responding by using spamassassin-like techniques to weed out the bad guys; it claims under 1% false positives, and false negatives, and says another 2% fall into a gray area that get flagged for -- error-prone -- manual review.
Karen on 08.25.05 @ 03:54 AM CST