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Spammer Info (7 posts)

  1. Kitten
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you're receiving spam from this IP address:
    38.119.107.77
    with this url: texas-hold-em-a [dot] com

    You can report the abuse to this address:
    security@cogentco.com
    be sure to put the word "ATTACK" in the subject line.

    This person according to the whois info on the above url is:
    John Coleman
    820 Second Avenue, Suite 17A
    New York, New York 10017
    United States

    Note: this is all public information and shouldn't be removed by board moderators.

    Since this idiot is using the above url for an affiliate site for Empire Poker, you should also mail abuse@empirepoker.com to inform them of affiliate spam.

    This spammer is new, and if we slap back hard enough, maybe it'll teach a lesson.

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I got that same moron as well -- notes sent off. Thanks for posting the info!

  3. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just a note for every one tuning in (not that our respectable members would consider this), but "slap back hard enough" does not mean, "organize a DoS attack". Kitten, thanks for providing that info. I've sent an email.

    "The problem with DoS attacks is that most spammers run though a proxy server. Whether that's an anonymous proxy server or a proxy server run by a major ISP, if you DoS an individual whom you assume is a spammer, you will knock out the entire proxy server, disabling several users or possibly an entire ISP. And, if you knock out an ISP, you will be sued.
    Other than that, it's just plain wrong too." ~ Me

    "Not to mention illegal and punishable under criminal law." ~ TechGnome

    "DoS attacks aren't a solution, and any discussion of them shouldn't take place here." ~ Podz

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Complain through the appropriate channels is all anybody is suggesting. That's why an abuse email address was supplied.

  5. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I know, I just don't want anyone to infirm anything. You know how these things go around here. There's always someone with a flame up their rear.

  6. Tek
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ^^ And there is always someone who is acting like that is what people are suggesting when they are annoyed with something.

    The world is NOT about Dos attacks etc... only someone who cannot get their head out of geekdom would think of that as the way to handle something.

    Back here in the real world, we know that the old fashioned methods of snipe hunting and capture followed by a good long flogging and ending with a messy drawn and quartering is the only real way to handle spammers. ;o)

  7. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If someone can put together a proforma for emailing with regard to spam, Im sure that would do two things:
    - increase the complaint rate as people will be more comfortable with the process
    - increase the effectiveness as the mail would be polite, to the point and would contain all the relevant information.

    Anyone care to create a good "fill in the blanks" form ?

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