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From Bob McClure Jr <>
Subject Re: re the 419 scam apologizing for 419 scams
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2007 19:28:25 GMT
On Thu, Sep 13, 2007 at 11:57:23AM -0700, Loren Wilton wrote:
> >Guess that's not a throwaway dial up connection then.  Wow.  I'd think
> >that size would make the cost/benefit analysis skew even further to making
> >a spam run unprofitable as they'd be sending so many fewer before they're
> >shut down.
> Does anyone actually shut down zombies these days?

You mean ISPs?  We certainly do.  When we find out there's a spambot
on the network we disable his login account if he's dial-in, or track
down his DSL card and pull the (virtual) plug on it.  He's not turned
on again until he tells us he has cleaned his machine.

> That might mean 
> shutting down the legitimate client too, and they could try to sue for lack 
> of service.

I believe that is covered in the Terms Of Service that the subscriber
agrees to in order to get service.

>        Loren

Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.   
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no
water.  Psalm 63:1 (NIV)

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