Spam crackdown

A WEB hosting firm believed to be responsible for creating 70 per cent of the world’s junk emails has been shut down in America following an investigation by US newspaper the Washington Post.

McColo, the firm at the centre of the spam scandal, was taken offline on November 11 and immediately junk email levels around the globe dropped. 

Despite the drop experts, believe that this will only create a temporary respite in junk mail as spam networks relocate to other countries where there is less scrutiny.