The Internet Society of China (ISC) has published a blacklist of 295 IP addresses that have been found sending spam.

ISC says its members, including more than 100 websites in the country, will take joint action to block these IP addresses once they are proven to continue sending spam.

From February 21, 2006 to March 20, 2006, ISC received 2080 reports via telephone calls, 23709 via emails and 1680 through webpage submission complaining about spam email sending. ISC says that of these complaints, 78% were made about unauthorized advertisements, 11% were related to porn and 6% were in English and Japanese.

China representatives for global anti-spam organization Spamhaus say they applaud the creation of better means to fight unsolicited bulk email in China. A new anti-spam law also goes into effect at the end of March 2006.

Huang Chengqing from ISC says that large quantities of junk mail have taken up a considerable part of the network resources and have given ways for virus makers and hackers to harm network security.


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