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Cleveland Clinic wins one way, then another, in SpamRankings.net

1(4)AS 22093 CCF-NETWORKUnited States US
3(1)AS 25611 NSLIJHSUnited States US
4(-)AS 19335 APRIA-HEALTHCAREUnited States US
5(2)AS 9208 WINBelgium BE
6(7)AS 122 U-PGH-NET-ASUnited States US
Cleveland Clinic took #1 in the May 2012 worldwide medical SpamRankings.net. So Cleveland Clinic’s AS 22093 won the worldwide medical rankings by spamming the most of any medical organization worldwide, as found in CBL blocklist data. Boo Cleveland Clinic!

Yet AS 22093 CCF-NETWORK dropped like a rock on 7 May 2012, going to zero the next day, and staying there. So Cleveland Clinic also was most improved for May 2012 medical organizations. Congratulations, Cleveland Clinic!

This feat of IT security cleanliness shouldn’t have been hard for CCF, since AS 22093 CCF-NETWORK seems to have had a Lethic problem, which CBL saw on no more than 3 hosts. Sure, there could have been more hosts infected than that, and CBL just might not have seen them all. But 3 is far smaller than what CBL sees for a typical botnet infection, so the number of infected hosts probably was quite small. Which means it should have been easy for CCF to find them all and fix them.

Hm, maybe being #4 last month gave CCF some incentive?


Cleveland Clinic spewing spam again

Here’s why to look at more than one spam data source: according to the PSBL volume data for November 2011, Cleveland Clinic’s AS 22093 CCF-NETWORK spewed more than a hundred spam messages a day on multiple days, while CBL volume data showed Cleveland Clinic with only 42 spam messages for the entire month. Apparently PSBL’s spamtraps happened to be in the path of this CCF spam.

Now a couple of hundred spam messages a day isn’t much by world organization standards, but compared to what we’d all like to see from medical organizations (zero), it’s a lot.

Also compared to the other medical institutions in the same rankings from the same data, the pie chart looks like Pac Man and the bar graph looks like a hockey stick.

Maybe Cleveland Clinic didn’t get the memo after all.