[Offtopic] Re: Recent spam increase
On Friday 27 October 2006 15:18, celejar wrote:
> On 10/27/06, Kamaraju Kusumanchi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > There is a loophole in the above argument. Some of the ISPs charge by the
> > amount of traffic an individual user uses. If a spammer uses a zombie
> > operation and starts sending spam from these zombie machines, it
> > increases the net amount of bandwidth the user uses, resulting in higher
> > internet bills, and hence more income for the ISP. So shutting down the
> > zombie computers will infact result in reduction of revenues for ISPs.
> Are you assuming that the zombied machines are also the ISP's customers?
I talked to one guy at an ISP once about a machine on their network which was
spamming me a lot, I mean daily. He told me it was not illegal to be
infected with a virus. He didn't do anything and all I was asking was for
him to get his customer to remove the Internet connection of the affected
machine. I wasn't asking him to put anyone in prison :)