Retail Fraud Rates Plummeted the Night McColo Went Offline

One month after the shutdown of hosting provider McColo Corp., spam volumes are nearly back to the levels seen prior to the company’s take down by its upstream Internet providers. But according to one noted fraud expert, spam wasn’t the only thing that may have been routed through the Silicon Valley based host: New evidence found that retail fraud dropped significantly on the same day.It is unsure whether the decrease in retail fraud is related to the McColo situation, but after speaking with Ori Eisen, founder of 41st Parameter, he said close to a quarter of a million dollars worth of fraudulent charges that his customers battle every day came to a halt.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/12/mccolo_shutdown_killed_retaile.html

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