Archive for the ‘blacklist’ Category

Announcing SiL’s new blog on blogspot about SpamIt, called “SpamIt Must Fall” which seeks to expose info that spam organization behind Canadian Pharmacy. SiL’s other blog, I Kill Spammers, has been exposing spammer operations since 2006. The most recent post as of this posting is about Oprah Winfrey’s company, Harpo Productions going after the spamming […]


Very recently, Swedish upstream provider, TeliaSonera, threatened cut off its direct connection to Junik (AS8206) JUNIK-RIGA-LV JUNIKNET if Junik.lv did not cut off its own downstream (Real Host) because of its reputation of being rogue (hosting zeus botnets). By Monday August 3rd, 2009, Real Host lost its connectivity. Jart Armin of HostExploit recently tweeted about […]


Good news for service provider Tata Communications (AS4755) and Spamhaus and some bad news for Tiscali (now Tinet – AS3257). For approximately a month, the large Indian-based provider, Tata Communications, has been still working on its SBL (Spamhaus Block List) by resolving its listings. This means the administrators at Tata Communications have been ending services […]


Yahoo has a big problem with spammers. This abuse of its Yahoo Groups services has been going on for at least since late 2008. Much of this information is already out there for those to read but somewhat scattered, so I am providing links within this blog.  The spammers are selling various pharma spam. My […]


ASN stands for Autonomous System Number. AS or ASN followed by a number is used to identify an autonomous system on the internet by people who manage networks on the Internet. One well-known example of an ASN is AT&T whose is ASN7018. Most people who may be network engineers are concerned with ASNs. Also, netizens […]


Update: SORBS was sold to a new owner at an unspecified price. Details at bottom of post: updated 1st August 2009. On Monday, 22 June, it was announced by Michelle Sullivan, owner of SORBS (IP: 203.15.51.39 at ASN2764 AAPT), on the SORBS homepage that she would shut the blacklisting services down by July 21st. Apparently […]


Gary Warner posted a tweet earlier in the today about his blog: Spam Crisis in China. Please share the link. Blog it up. Let’s get some Change going On. http://garwarner.blogspot.com/ #SpamCrisis Gary Warner posted on his blog under the title Spam Crisis in China about a problem with spam in China as of June 20th, […]


Recently a few posters on the InBoxRevenge forum report that Nigerian scam spammers are most likely purposely flooding their email boxes because these spam reporters have been reporting the 419 spam to ISPs. In case you are new to the term 419, it is a form of advance fee fraud.  A team of volunteers called […]


Tata Communications is based in India and this large internet company has a Spamhaus-related distinction it probably would prefer not to have. Currently, in June 2009, tatacommunications.com holds the title of having the most SBLs with Spamhaus, 51 SBLs at the time of this post: 6/14/09. ( Spamhaus Block List (SBL) . Another blogger on […]


A problem of spammers exploiting Googlegroups continues. The spam reporters at Inboxrevenge started noticing this spamming attack in late January 2009 though reports of the abuse were even earlier in 2008. Now after some time later, the rampant abuse is ongoing. One can go to the URIBL and see the evidence as of 6/13/09. 93.11% […]