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[closed] Not at all for the faint of heart; this is evil. (18 posts)

  1. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I followed an interesting link earlier out my of logs and discovered something truly evil.Clicking on the link below will allow you to watch a spam attack in action.

    Ive taken the liberty of getting the whois info, and finding out who is hosting them/it and plan on calling first thing Monday morning. I have already had experience with layeredtech regarding abuse from their "customers" and theyre pretty unresponsive via email.

    Anyway, here is the link:

    http://affiology.com/auto.php

    I REALLY recommend adding "affiology" w/o the quotes to whatever you are using to block referers.

    Ive also posted this to digg.com in the hopes to get alot more folks calling.

    fwiw, and this isnt to blow my horn or advertise my blog, the whois info, traceroute crap, etc.. is all here:

    http://www.village-idiot.org/archives/2006/09/24/scrolling-page-of-spam/

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I only wish a wordpress blog had brought that script down -- a 227kb archive of the page as it scrolled past is available on my site.

    More importantly, that domain name out to be in any and every blacklist.

  3. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Oh fer yuck.

    Fortunately, it looks like the script is broke now. :-)

  4. DianeV
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That *is* disgusting. I can only imagine there are many more out there.

  5. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    its not broke anymore :(

    EVERYONE needs to send off an email or call layeredtech on Monday!

    I wish that i could locate the email I recieved back from their 'abuse' ppl where they demanded more than apache logs as proof that someone hosted by them had been sending me spam. There were two of us that complained at that time.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks whoo. Guess I'll be adding to some stuff on various sites later.

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yes, but did you send that email??!!

    complacency is NOT the answer.

  9. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, of course I did. And got a form email back from them almost immediately. With this ticket ID: AEI-40971-174.

  10. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    :)

  11. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Done - also got a confirmation email.

  12. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ive just emailed google as its currently using google queries to locate sites that have already recieved spam trackbacks.

    Thanks guys, the more the merrier!

  13. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just sent the email. I also contacted one of my networked lists (a LOT of web designers) and hopefully they'll be helping out, too. :)

  14. red-star
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay, been sending a complane as well

  15. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yayyy!!! keep em sending!! :)

  16. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    For the recrd, they emailed me back. They want me to sedn them logs of the spam - they want the entire message (including headers and body) that was sent to me, or documtentation of the spam attempt via httpd logs.

    Am I reading this wrong, or isn't the spam attack being generated from a script run on a site that's hosted by their servers? Should I just send them the link to the site?

  17. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yes it is, and theyve already been sent the url by me.. send them the link then point them to here:

    wheres that site hosted: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://affiology.com

    Like I said earlier, layeredtech sucks, bigtime, they did the same thing to me, asking for logs AFTER i had already sent them logs.

    I actually tried to register on their own forums last night -- went through the proccess .. they not only require that your email validate, they hand pick registrations. Im guessing because they get SO many complaints regarding spam and abuse from their *cough* customers *cough*

    Here's a real telling link for anyone curious: http://toolbar.netcraft.com/netblock?q=LAYERED-TECH-,72.232.0.0,72.232.255.255

    those are domains hosted by layeredtech, gives you a very good idea of what they accept. and yes, there is indeed a wp site listed there as well.

  18. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I wouldnt give those sob's my money for a 1000% return.

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