Thursday, March 01, 2007

Internet Spammers fail to keep CastleCops down

CastleCops, the all volunteer site dedicated to fighting phishing, fraud and dastardly deeds on the Internet is back in action. The site had been under a massive DDos attack for the past couple of weeks.

Paul Laudanski (CastleCops founder) announced the sites return to action via an e-mail to the community tonight.

Brian Krebbs (Washington Post) did an interesting post about the attack on his blog, where he quoted Robin Laudanski (Paul's better half and co-founder) as saying:

"I take [the attacks] as a compliment because if we weren't putting a dent in the bad guys' pocketbooks, we wouldn't be getting attacked," Laudanski said. "It means we're being a pain, and that we're doing something right."

It appears the criminals behind this attack can't keep the good folks at CastleCops down!

Robin also said that this has brought about a lot of support from the security community to rally and support the site.

CastleCops is a great place to learn about and report Internet scams.

They also run the PIRT Phishing Incident Reporting and Termination Squad, where anyone can report phishy e-mails. Last I heard, they are looking for handlers, also.

If you are looking for a good place to help take back the Internet from criminals, CastleCops is a great place to give your support to.

You can see all the information about the attack, here.

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