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[Offtopic] Re: Recent spam increase

On Friday 27 October 2006 15:18, celejar wrote:
> On 10/27/06, Kamaraju Kusumanchi <kamaraju@bluebottle.com> 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  :)

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