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October 10th, 2004, 02:46 PM #1
I did a search for something and this site came up
so I took a look with it having backcountry in the url but I found out it was a redirect to this page http://www.best-webshops.com/ms/backcountry.html and all that page has on it is "The site has moved. Click here to continue to the new URL." the link is http://www.qksrv.net/image-1295874-164406" and it goes straight to the Backcountrystore website.
Is this the latest method of cookie stuffing?
They have been reported to backcountrystore but not CJ as I cannot find the URL to report COC violitions does any body know it please?
October 10th, 2004, 06:11 PM #2
I don't have that URL on hand (sorry) but you can try calling them too... although I don't think they're open on the weekends. I'll keep watching this thread - it would be nice to keep that link handy if anyone can dig it up.
October 10th, 2004, 06:32 PM #3
Thanks for your reply Liz, the only problem is I'm deaf and if I phoned them up they would think there was a lunatic on the line........
I guess they would not be far wrong eh?
someone will pop in and give it to me I'm sure.
October 10th, 2004, 07:02 PM #4
I have always just gone through AAQ at CJ. Not that it has done any good, the ones I have reported a long time ago, several times are still at it.
October 10th, 2004, 07:21 PM #5
Thanks Connie I found it and posted the violition now we can only hope, but please don't hold your breath, if Todd has anything to do with it he will just say I am an angry man who knows nothing about computers or the internet and just throw the complaint away.
It's sad but I fear it's true.
October 11th, 2004, 03:26 AM #6
Never knew you are deaf, Gordon. Isn't it something how the Internet gives us all a more level playing field?
My late beloved was blind. Never stopped him from doing any danged thing he got a mind to do, though. Of course, Jeff would have been that way if he could have seen, too.Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!
October 11th, 2004, 05:59 AM #7
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I don't know if this site is doing anything
fishy or not, but the link you gave above
redirects to this link first:
then redirects to the final page with the
October 11th, 2004, 06:26 AM #8
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gordon:
Thanks for your reply Liz, the only problem is I'm deaf and if I phoned them up they would think there was a lunatic on the line........ <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
October 11th, 2004, 06:36 AM #9
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Well the operator or front for the hosting company is tied into both the porn industry,e-mail spammers hosters, the Russian mob and various spyware/adware writers in the liberal bent Eurotrash countries. Close ties to CoolWebSearch and the infestation partners and 3rd world PPCSE wanks all makes following the money trail difficult.
Registered through: GoDaddy.com
Domain Name: BEST-WEBSHOPS.COM
Created on: 12-Mar-03
Expires on: 12-Mar-05
Last Updated on: 16-Feb-04
Bang, Peter firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockholm 234 53
00468462576 Fax --
Bang, Peter email@example.com
Stockholm 234 53
00468462576 Fax --
Domain servers in listed order:
crossover research of the tenicles of this group begins here....
Published Monday 11th October 2004 11:08 GMT
A company which makes software that infiltrates users' computers and demands $30 to be removed has been targeted by US authorities.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is has asked a federal court to shut down the operations of Seismic Entertainment Productions and SmartBot.Net. The FTC action was initiated after it received a complaint from a Washington consumer group, the Center for Democracy and Technology. This is the first time that the FTC has taken action against a company that produces so-called "spyware".
The software exploits a flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer to gain access to a computer without the users' knowledge. The spyware interferes with the operation of the web browser, causes CD-ROM trays to slide open, slows down the computer or causes it to stop working entirely. The spyware then invokes a number of pop-up messages which urge consumers to buy programs called Spy Wiper or Spy Deleter to fix the problem for a fee of $30. Regardless of the veracity of the FTC's allegations, this tactic is not unknown among unethical spyware developers.
"There are questions over the ethics of some anti-spyware producers, because they get rid of the competition and then install something themselves," said Conor Flynn, technical director of Rits, speaking to ElectricNews.net. "If you're thinking of using freeware, then do a Google search to get comments and see if there has been any negative feedback from other users."
The FTC cited laws against deceptive-business in its action against New Hampshire resident Sanford Wallace, the principal of both Seismic Entertainment Productions and SmartBot.Net. The FTC asked the court to shut down Wallace's operations and force him to return any money he has made.
Spyware comes in many forms, many of which are relatively harmless. The more benign spyware monitors web usage patterns, which are used for targeted marketing and pop-up ads. The more malicious kind can monitor keystrokes to capture passwords, credit-card numbers and other sensitive data.
Currently there are no federal anti-spyware laws in the US, though legislation is in place in several states. But the US House of Representatives has passed two anti-spyware bills this week and another is pending in the Senate. The Internet Spyware Prevention Act would give the Justice Department $10m to crack down on companies and others that secretly install spyware and those who attempt to dupe victims into releasing personal details and financial information in email scams. Anyone caught installing spyware to change a computer's security settings or steal a victim's personal information could be sentenced up to two years in prison. The other bill would add hefty civil penalties over the use of spyware.
There is no specific law against spyware in Ireland, although the Computer Misuse Act makes provisions for viruses that are written with malicious intent and the disseminators of spyware could face criminal prosecution if the information collected was used for criminal activities. This would include gathering credit card information with a view to committing credit card fraud. Flynn said that stronger anti-spyware legislation is being drafted at the EU level and the Ireland is likely to use this as a basis for its own legislation.
This is an article which details the variants of the browser hijacker known as CoolWebSearch (CWS). In the last few months, the people behind this name have succeeded in becoming (IMHO) an even bigger nuisance than the now infamous Lop.
The difficulty of removing CWS from a user's system has grown from slightly tricky in the first variant to virtually impossible for the latest few. Some of the variants even used methods of hiding and running themselves that had never been used before in any other spyware strains.
The chronological order in which the CWS variants appeared is detailed here, along with the approximate dates when they appeared online. However, since the evil programmers of CWS have released over two dozen versions of their hijacker on the advertising market in such a short time, and are crunching out new ones steadily practically every week, this document might be out of date at times......
Amazing is that most all parasiteware shoving popups on millions of kidnapped systems all come from porn industry programmers and Eurotrash hackers.
Please take a look at why there can be no meaningful CoC without completely banning all S/W affiliates from any legit network. Digest the pages here and see why LS -CJ -BF -Performics are completely outclassed by the cesspool cybercriminals who shoehorned this scourge into so called legit "incent" affiliates. Incidently Findwhat -Knoodle and Ah-Ha are indireclty tied into spreading this spyware/adware trojan
My advice to AM's is if any of these names show up cashing your commission checks...drop them immediately from your programs.
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