Spamhaus: MCI is Spam Harborer
Makes estimated $5 million from hosting
Spamhaus slammed MCI
late last week for their lack of effort to shut down a number of spammers (and Trojan/proxy spam software distributors) who have taken up residence on the company's network. According to Spamhaus, MCI is making $5 million a year from hosting 189 known
"spam gangs" around the world. "MCI executives have refused to stop providing service to these gangs, insisting that the sale and distribution of stealth spamming software is "not against MCI's policy,"
claims the report.
Re: What's Wrong With That?
said by B:Maybe you should. You might answer your own question.
Okay, I haven't READ the article (
| || First poster; An idea...read the story and then you will not have to foot your mouth.|
Mass mailing software is against any lucrative web hosting companies TOS/AUP. Working for the largest web hosting company in New Mexico(35,000 clients), we were told to contact a client who sold desktop mass mailing software on their site, as they were violating our AUP and also lead us into the RBL's, which are never fun to deal with.
They were surprised, but in the end they knew left w/o incident.
MCI needs to stop this practice, or be fined or sued if they do not comply. With the Fed's getting into this "thing called spam", you would only guess they have their hands far enough down MCI's pockets to either;
a. stop the practice
b. defend the practice
When money talks, the Government is all ears. I wouldn't expect anything more to come out of this, unless Spamhaus somehow has the financial strength to fight MCI and the US Government which supports them at all times.
Re: What's Wrong With That? Where's my foot in my mouth, genius? When I finally read the article it didn't change my stance at all. Try reading the thread.
said by daniyel:Apparently not. Try reading the thread.
Mass mailing software is against any lucrative web hosting companies TOS/AUP.
In a realm outside causality and function
Re: NO SH*T !!! Classic example of money v. ethics
| |Doctor FourMy other vehicle is a TARDISPremium
| Not surprising in the least, considering who we're|
talking about here. World
company who garnered one of highest fraud fines in
history, even more than Enron or Tyco. And MCI, aka
Worldcom, aka UUNet, doesn't care about spammers being
hosted on their network, nor clueless worm infested
users whose machines have been turned into spam/DDoS
xombies, nor illegal spam/proxy software sites on their
network. As long as they get paid, that's all they care
about. Is it any wonder they are also known by anti-spam
advocates (particulary those on the newsgroup news.admin.
net-abuse.email) as spew-spew net?
And take a look at Spamhaus.org's listing for MCI:
189 of them, with many (I stopped counting after 30)
ROKSO listings. They include such notorious spammers
as Scott Richter, Eddy Marin, and Brian Haberstroh (the
spammer who's trying to file a SLAPP suit against
someone who complained about his spamming - he claims
that he's in compliance with CAN-SPAM, when that is
clearly a lie.)
"Kayura or Badamon, whichever you are, you should know that I will never give up this battle. By the will of the Ancient, I shall succeed!" - Shuten (Anubis) from the Ronin Warriors.
Is Hijacking computers legal? MCI host the website that sells hijacking software. How do they justify that? Aside from the name calling when is hijacking someones computer a legal activity? And since MCI has major income from the promotion of porn, the rumors of a Verizon buyout would be bad for these people since Verizon will not sell those services. Since everything MCI does is questionable, they have the most obnoxious telemarketer, the only good thing they have is infrastructure. Maybe a buyout of MCI would be good for all of us.
This proxy spam ware is mostly written by Russians, and in particular by two Russians well known to Spamhaus and western law enforcement agencies. By no coincidence, new versions of their proxy spam ware appear to be released just as new Sobig virus variants make their appearance, and the proxy spam ware coincidentally has features to command the new viruses to operate in new ways.
The two Russians are Ruslan Ibragimov, author of the 'Send-Safe' proxy spam ware, and Alexey Panov, author of the equally illegal Direct Mail Sender ("DMS") proxy spam ware, both packages designed specifically for hijacking of 3rd party computers and illegal anonymous spamming. Both also sell lists of freshly-infected proxies to the spammer community. Spamhaus believes Ibragimov and Panov have far too many connections to the Sobig virus for these to be coincidences.
Ibragimov's Send-Safe in particular, has a feature called "Use proxy's MX" which is causing a large increase in spam for many ISPs. This Send-Safe feature instructs its hijacked proxies to send the spam out via the upstream ISP's main mail server (instead of the proxy sending the spam out from the infected machine itself). This means that billions of spam emails now flood the Internet coming from the main mail servers of large ISPs.
So where is this stealth proxy spam ware sold and distributed from? For Send Safe the answer is, www.send-safe.com, hosted by MCI Worldcom.
| |Ivybridge_I7Cyber-Crime Researcher OpSecPremium
Daytona Beach, FL
MCI Greed-Com does harbor spammers I sent MCI about fifty complaints regarding the site usa.pvitcael.biz which is run by Steve Goudreault.
It looks to me like the site is still online even after I aggressively sent complaints . This is enough evidence to prove that in fact MCI harbors spammers
canonical name usa.pvitcael.biz.
Name Server: NS1.WCALOLAX.US
Name Server: NS2.WCALOLAX.US
18 23 23 23 184.108.40.206 pos6-0.ur2.atl7.web.wcom.net
19 23 23 23 220.127.116.11
20 24 24 23 18.104.22.168
21 44 44 44 22.214.171.124
Registrant Name: Steve Goudreault
Registrant Organization:American Loan Rate
Registrant Address1:8175 S. Virginia St
Registrant Postal Code:89511
Registrant Country:United States
Registrant Country Code:US
Don't shoot the messenger,shoot the spammer
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