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Updates and Commentary from the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group

[Author’s note: As I write this in October, the second massive denial of service attack in two weeks threatening to take down significant sections of the internet has just ended. Could full implementation of Operation Safety-Net have prevented this?

M3AAWG was formed almost ten years ago over concerns that email, one of the Internet’s two “killer apps” at the time, might collapse due to out-of-control volumes of spam. Fortunately today, even with vastly more spam bombarding the networks, our operator members report they’re now able to stop about 90 percent of abusive messages before they reach users’ inboxes, per our email metrics reporting program.

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Concerned about malware and spam in India, one of the fasting growing online markets in the world?  Do you have connections with Internet companies in the region or are you associated with an Internet company in India? 

We have a saying in M3AAWG:  What goes on at M3AAWG, stays in M3AAWG.  Anyone who has attended one of our meetings knows that we work hard to create an environment of respect and confidentiality.  We see our organization as a forum where the anti-abuse industry can come together to address both current and evolving issues in a candid, productive dialogue. 

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