Spam still exists. It still sucks.
But that's no reason to stop fighting for your right to be left the hell alone. That's really what it comes down to.
It's your e-mail address... your communications... your name.
If you tell them to leave you alone, they should.
What proper company thinks even for a minute that it can BULLY people into buying its products, just by blasting them with message after message trying to hype whatever it is they're selling?
None actually. Real companies don't do this. And with a bit more work, the bogus company-like get-rick-quick scamsters will be out of our lives too.
Looking forward to it. Keep fighting for your personal right to privacy and peace and quiet. Someone spams you, raise hell with their ISP, and their ISP's ISP, and the company hosting their website, and best of all, whatever the company is whose products they are "promoting". Real companies, good ones who give a damn about their customers, won't stand for this... It's their good name and reputation that are being damaged too.
Original information from this site will remain online due to the number of links to the site from elsewhere, and because the story of this attack is still attracting news coverage. The site will remain up to serve as a repository of factual information about these attacks.
My interview with CompuNotes appeared in their Jan. 23, 1998 edition.
On August 12th, an eighth "anonymous" fraudulent mailing was sent to thousands of people around the world. As before, we have processed several thousand bounced messages, answered hundreds of messages of complaint, and continued the ongoing criminal investigation.
The reward is increased to $3,000 plus one case of Hormel Spam (tm) donated to a food pantry in your name for information leading to a successful criminal or civil prosecution of any party responsible for any of the Internet attacks against firstname.lastname@example.org
Spread the word... do something good and get paid for it. We're not looking for traceroutes or samples here -- we have all that. We need to know why this happened and who is directing these attacks. For those who have asked, an investigation at the Federal level is in progress and I am in close communication with appropriate authorities, who have copies of all relevant evidence known to date.
There's not much else to report. The attackers are using the same methods as always, and people on the Internet are becoming quite smart about ignoring this trash instead of trying to retaliate.
Clearly, everyone's work against harassment and junk mail is having an effect.
Please continue to follow this page and news.admin.net-abuse.email for updates and more info as it's cleared for publication. This website has received thousands of hits. Thanks for taking the time to learn the truth. Please bookmark the page and check back, and don't ever tolerate harrassment and attacks on the Internet.
Earthlink Network said it well: "It's your Internet" TM
Letters went out 5/23 from my attorneys to parties whose computers were used in the attack on my company and systems. Content of the letters and addressees, with my attorney's approval, will be posted once we are certain all addressees have received their copies. In response to all who have asked, yes the AG of Pennsylvania is on the distribution list.
The FBI now has information about this incident and an agent is looking into what happened. If you have any records which may be of use to the FBI, please (a) hold on to them and (b) let me know what you have.
Have you been attacked in any way similar to the attack which was carried out against email@example.com, his company and his name? If so, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to have evidence - logs, copies of messages, any police reports or other records that exist about what happened. You've seen the worst of the Internet. Let's join together to put a stop to these cowardly attacks.
If you have logs or copies of original forged messages with headers bearing the name email@example.com, from the attacks of May 15-26, 1997, please save them. They may prove useful to have other systems' logs which corroborate the substantial logs I already have. If you've got records you think are particularly good, contact me now so I can begin an inventory of the available evidence.
Study up! To see how bad it's become, read Infowar.com - a great resource, cataloging threats, defenses, and horror stories. This one's in there, and many others...
System Log and Notes - showing the first
denial of service attempt and e-mail bomb in progress