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Windows 7: Spam levels drop following Pricewert shutdown

09 Jun 2009   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Spam levels drop following Pricewert shutdown

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It's been almost a week since the Federal Trade Commission dropped the hammer on Pricewert LLC, a rogue ISP accused of all sorts of wrongdoings, and indeed it seems the takedown has had an immediate impact on the level of spam sent worldwide. According to multiple sources around the web, spam levels have declined as much as fifteen percent since last week, with notorious botnets Cutwail and Pushdo apparently being among those affected by this move.
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09 Jun 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That's the best news I've heard since Bush's term was up.
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09 Jun 2009   #3
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Always a good thing when these firms get closed down, I read about them being shutdown yesterday on the BBC News site here.
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09 Jun 2009   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Most people have no idea who's and what it takes behind the scenes to help take these rogue sites down. I applaude each and every one of my diligent colleagues.
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10 Jun 2009   #5
Charles Kane

Windows 7 Ultimate, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Most people have no idea who's and what it takes behind the scenes to help take these rogue sites down. I applaude each and every one of my diligent colleagues.
This was no "site" but Hosting provider(s), their servers and command-and-control servers used by botnets.

Is it really that hard to hit these ISP or their hardware? And having closed them down why don't criminal prosecutions follow as a matter of course.

I know that the European principals of the bad side of these businesses are (supposedly) still not known but surely there is a case against the owners of the ISP/hardware especially as I gather that there were a number of takedown requests before this shut down was forced.
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10 Jun 2009   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charles Kane View Post
This was no "site" but Hosting provider(s), their servers and command-and-control servers used by botnets.

Is it really that hard to hit these ISP or their hardware? And having closed them down why don't criminal prosecutions follow as a matter of course.

I know that the European principals of the bad side of these businesses are (supposedly) still not known but surely there is a case against the owners of the ISP/hardware especially as I gather that there were a number of takedown requests before this shut down was forced.

Well, they are following thru with it:

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Pricewert has not yet been convicted of any unlawful activity, but a first hearing is scheduled for June 15.
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10 Jun 2009   #7
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
That's the best news I've heard since Bush's term was up.
+1 I like it.
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10 Jun 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Excellent, i'm glad to finaly ready about these spam sites/servers being shut down
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10 Jun 2009   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Chalk one up for the good guys
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10 Jun 2009   #10
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

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