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Suing Into the Box

Todays New York Times has an interesting article “A Lawsuit Tries to Get at Hackers Through the Banks They Attack” about the folks over at Unspam who are suing under the Can-Spam Act in an attempt to get the names of miscreants who have been attacking banks. More interestingly, they are hoping to force the several banks they suing to cough up information about the nature of the attacks and who was attacked. They hope to use this data to get a better idea of how this attacks are occurring and who is perpetrating them. While I have some concerns about this approach, it is without a doubt an interesting way to go about getting the data. Now we get to sit back and see how hard the banks fight back. Time to get out the popcorn, this will definitely be interesting.