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Last post Author Topic: SpammerScammer  (Read 8653 times)

Tinman57

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Re: SpammerScammer
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2012, 05:08:44 PM »
If you have free long distance call redacted and fill up the mailbox. It is a scammer phone number. Don't forget to block your caller id. The goal is to fill up the mail box so no real victims get through
So now DoCo is a DDOS service?

  Just because one person post something like this don't make DoCo a DDOS service.  Plus, a DDOS attack is something of a totally different nature.

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Re: SpammerScammer
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2012, 05:14:05 PM »
Tinman, actually this is exactly a DDoS. What is happening is one user is telling multiple users to indirectly flood a service or person in an attempt to deny them the ability to process potential targets.

Either way, a DENIAL OF SERVICE, is occurring of a DISTRIBUTED nature. The "scammer" in this case would be denied the ability to perform their "service". DDoS is not simply limited to IP flooding, Security 101.

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Re: SpammerScammer
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2012, 05:56:44 PM »
Either way, a DENIAL OF SERVICE, is occurring of a DISTRIBUTED nature. The "scammer" in this case would be denied the ability to perform their "service". DDoS is not simply limited to IP flooding, Security 101.

Hehehehehe  :Thmbsup:

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Re: SpammerScammer
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2012, 08:23:40 PM »
Tinman, actually this is exactly a DDoS. What is happening is one user is telling multiple users to indirectly flood a service or person in an attempt to deny them the ability to process potential targets.

Either way, a DENIAL OF SERVICE, is occurring of a DISTRIBUTED nature. The "scammer" in this case would be denied the ability to perform their "service". DDoS is not simply limited to IP flooding, Security 101.

  A DDOS is when a machine or network is bombarded with request, like pings, to slow it down or to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend it's service, affecting all of the machines connected to the network.

  An email bomb service is sending huge volumes of email to an email address in an attempt to overflow the mailbox or overwhelm the addressee.

  There is a big difference between the two, especially when someone is attempting to stop a crime or protect the populace from scumbags.  And since the addresses are manually checked to make sure it's not an innocent person, the only one getting hurt is the scumbags.

  At least this guy is trying to do something about these scumbags instead of sitting on his hands.  It reminds me of an old saying, "If your not part of the solution, your part of the problem."

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Re: SpammerScammer
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2012, 08:32:31 PM »
A denial of service is just that - a denial of service. Whether it's done by pure gigabits of data flooding, more clever SYN attacks, or by crashing the opponent - it's denial of service. Asking a lot of people to call a phone number is in effect a distributed denial of service.

For the rest of your post,
1) how do you tell from just an email address that "this is a scumbag"?
2) (apart from instigating a DDOS probably being illegal) how do we have any guarantee that the phone number mentioned is a scammer?
3) for the email (dis)service, mailbombing is going to put load on mail carriers along the way, suck up bandwidth, and probably get sending IPs blacklisted.

Where do the machines form the mailbombing (dis)service come from? If it's rented boxes, there's likely some service provider that's going to be pissed off - if not that, the next unlucky customer that gets the same IPs and can't send (legitimate) mails because the IPs are blacklisted.

If it's from a zombie botnet, well... *rolleyes*

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