By Jeremy Kirk
November 17, 2008
IDG News Service
An ISP associated with online crime and child pornography briefly came
back online over the weekend before being cut off again, according to
McColo, whose servers are in San Jose, was cut off from the Internet
last week by its upstream providers after an investigation by computer
security analysts and The Washington Post.
But McColo came back online on Saturday, after connecting with Swedish
ISP TeliaSonera, which has a router in San Jose, according to Ross
Thomas, writing on the blog for security vendor Sophos.
After complaints, TeliaSonera quickly moved to cut off McColo again,
Thomas wrote. But the brief renewal in connectivity did allow
cybercriminals running botnets out of McColo's networks to take steps to
preserve their operations.
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