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If you are committed to sharing some your free time in learning how to fight and report spam and/or other forms of cybercrime, check out the  Inboxrevenge forum. The forum was started in 2006, so it is nearly 6 years old already. Please note, you must be pre-approved by the Inboxrevenge moderators after attempting to […]


Announced in October 2011: we are asking you to check out a new anti-botnet effort. DeepEnd Research.org. There is a lot of new information there about organized malicious activity called Dirt Jumper DDoS bot.  I look forward to participating in the efforts. Unfortunately, I have not been able to update this blog in over a […]


The APWG (Anti-Phishing Work Group) recently held its Counter Crime Operations Summit (CeCOS) in São Paulo, Brazil on May 11-13th, 2010. Over the years, the APWG has held its conferences in different countries reflecting the internationalism of this type of fighting cybercrime (phishing spam). The next conference of the APWG is the eCrime Researchers Summit […]


Romania is a country that many Internet security researchers and various law enforcement agencies equate with cybercrime and have probably had that mind for quite a while now.  Even some casual readers of spam news know about Romania’s bad reputation online. The good news is over the years more and more people directly involved cybercrime […]


Online Advance Fee Fraud  (AFF) scams are plentiful and involve several people: the fraudsters themselves, money mules (people who are often duped into commit crimes, as middle men), but think they are earning extra money and then the individuals and businesses who have been defrauded.  Most of the general public who are active online, may […]


In the online world, on computers and servers hosted within United States is where a lot of cybercrime originates. How often does one read about that? Usually China and Russia are mentioned at the drop of a hat in regards to online malicious activity while there seems to be less focus on such large problems […]


This is the third attack on the InBoxRevenge antispam forums within one month. The first DDoS attack which was posted below was on October 28, 2009. Since about 10:45 Eastern Time on Monday, November 16th, 2009, IBR’s forums are once again offline. We will give you more details as they become available. It seems that […]


As of October 31st, 2009, the attackers were DDoSing InBoxRevenge website again. This is where the IBR anti-spam forum is hosted, though the content is definitely offline at this time. Early morning 11/1/09 it was reported by @themarkgiles Twitter user that IBR was under a flood attack from 750 bot IPs at a rate of […]


Inboxrevenge.com, the little forum that creates big headaches for internet criminals, is under another distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. That means hundreds or thousands of zombie computers — computers like yours that have been infected by malware and put under the control of criminals — are all trying to access the site simultaneously. Websites […]


On September 6th, 2009, Spamhaus blocked a /16 which is 65,536 IPs (1 Class B) on its SBL. This listing is filed under SBL68517. The IP range that is being blocked is 132.240.0.0/16. One can view the ASN information of 132.240.0.0 at robtex. According to robtex, the upstream for this range is AS3257 which is […]