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Cracking Down on Cyberspace Land Grabs

The people who keep the Internet running are coming to terms with address space hijacking, an old scam that’s turned suddenly nasty. Earlier this year an expanse of Internet address space belonging to the County of Los Angeles was put to some uses that had little to do with effective municipal governance. Some county addresses inexplicably began hosting porn websites, while others generated suspicious scanning activity that tripped intrusion detection systems around the net. And then there was the spam, suddenly oozing from the county’s cyberspace like sludge moving down the Los Angeles river after a rain — low-interest mortgages, bargain ink jet cartridges, an abundance of “sizzling teens” in adult situations. Full Story

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