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Spam Resource: Spamhaus: False positive issue on Friday 10/13
Al Iverson just issued another insightful blogpost on Spam Resource:
A number of folks have reached out to me (and posted on various forums) asking about a Spamhaus glitch last Friday night (October 13th), US time. I reached out to Matthew Stith at Spamhaus and he was able to confirm for me that there was indeed a temporary issue then that led to a number of accidental/false-positive listings on the Spamhaus “XBL” Exploits Block List. Matthew confirmed the following: At approximately 1:15 UTC on Saturday, October 14th, there was an unexplained network outage that caused various databases to become unreachable. This resulted in a rule to misfire, leading to a ten minute period of false positive (FP) listings. The number of FPs caused by this outage were no more than 1,000. As per our policy, these FPs were purged, as soon as an engineer was notified. Matthew added, “There are ongoing investigations regarding the cause of the network outage. However
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