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Re: Trial Shows How Spammers Operate

Geoffrey Welsh (reply@newsgroup.please)
Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:41:38 -0500

After blasting Steve Sobol for making assumtions that observation of
the screen saver didn't support, I have to admit that he was right.

The site appeared to be down as I wrote my last tirade, but I can
reach it now, and one of the pages on the site brags about how the
response times of selected spammers' sites have increased. This is
not admitting that the goal was DDoS, it was stupid because it
escalates a war of immoral behavior and invites retribution from not
only the spammers but also their web hosts and ISPs, some of which are
in a country whose citizens have in the past engaged in a web
defacement war against the West.

I blasted Steven for not getting the facts, but I let some of my
Utopian dreams infiltrate the 'facts' I presented, specifically that
the campaign would do nothing more then increase the spammers' hosting
bills and that their hosts and ISPs would not mind because the
increased traffic also increased revenue without disruption.

I have stopped using the screen saver on my Windoze machine.

Geoffrey Welsh <Geoffrey [dot] Welsh [at] bigfoot [dot] com>

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