An interesting article written by Declan McCullogh points out that the FTC plans to ask ISPs to take a more active role in policing the net. Basically, the plan is for the FTC to send a letter to ISPs pointing out steps these service providers can take to help reduce spam by finding and eliminating “zombie networks” that are churning out spam.
It’s a start, but I’m concerned that it is just a baby step. The problem is that much of the traffic is outside of the jurisdiction of the FTC, as the servers that originated these attacks are overseas. Still, if there are *any* assets that are here these assets can be seized.